Philippe Blanc joined Château Beychevelle, famous Saint-Julien Classified Growth, in 1995 as Managing Director and winemaker. He graduated in viticulture and oenology from Paris and Montpellier universities. His working experience started in Champagne, then in Australia where he spent 4 years from 1989 to 1993 before being back to Bordeaux. During his management, he has never ceased to search for improvements in the quality of the Beychevelle vineyard and wines. HACCP, sustainable viticulture accreditation (Terra Vitis), environmental certification (ISO 14001), developing nowadays organic viticulture are some of the achievements implemented with the help of his team in the recent past. The last major venture was the building of a brand new state-of-the-art winemaking facility that was completed for 2016 harvest.