In January 2000, I created an export office, Vinipartner, that I still run, and which advises wine producers from the Languedoc on how to build their range and develop commercially. Many years spent in the vineyard with winemakers, their oenologists and agronomists, helped me understand and appreciate just what goes into developing a character wine. Ten years later, I wanted to be totally in contact with vines and wine. As I had not inherited or taken up the reins of a family estate, I embarked on a new adventure and I created the House of S. Delafont. The activity of wine maker-merchant gives me greater freedom of choice and creation to develop wines fashioned by hand.