Jean-François PALY

Jean-François PALY

Etudiant, ENSAT de Toulouse

Etudiant winemaker

En poste chez Marlborough Vintners , Earl Chantepierre

Précédents : Lourensford estate, Merryvale Vineyards , Château Angélus, ENIGMA Society, LES VIGNERONS DE TAVEL, Earl Chantepierre, Palivos Estate, La viti de Beaune


Précédents : INP-ENSAT - Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique De Toulouse, Jules Guyot Institut, Lycée Viticole


    En résumé

    My name is Jean-François PALY, I am a winemaker coming from France. I finished my master degree in Oenology in June 2014. I am passionate by wines culture and the vines. I have the chance to be born in a vine grower family in Tavel (France). I have 7 vintages of experience in wineries and a long time of experience in vineyards.




Chez Marlborough Vintners

De mars 2015 à aujourd'hui
Marlborough Vintners is a custom crush winery; they expect to produce 6000 tones of grapes for this year, mainly Sauvignon Blanc but also Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Responsibilities: Supervision of the press area (truck and bins reception, pressing, calculation for additions ...
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worker & Assistant Viticulturist

Chez Earl Chantepierre

De juin 2013 à aujourd'hui
As Chantepierre is my Family Estate which for I started to work since a young age, in the present here I have all the trust to take decisions or to act as a team manager when is needed. My main responsibilities in the vineyard focused on: soil working techniques (soil aeration/plowing and weed ...
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Press supervisor - Cellar Assistant

Chez Lourensford estate

De janvier 2015 à mars 2015
Lourensford Estate Produces 1800 tones of grapes per year. They make White, Red, Rosé and Sparkling wines with Bordeaux, Rhône Valley and Burgundy grapes varieties. Responsibilities: Grapes reception, press area, additions, barrel works, fermentation operations (pump overs, delastages, punching ...
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Cellar Assistant

Chez Merryvale Vineyards

De septembre 2014 à décembre 2014
Merryvale Vineyards produces 300 tones of red grapes per year (Bordeaux red grapes, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Syrah). Responsibilities: Participated in grapes reception, fermentation monitors, additions, pump overs delestage, punching downs, rackings, barrel works, devatting, and ...
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Assistant Winemaker

Chez Château Angélus

De août 2013 à novembre 2013
In order to obtain my Oenology diploma, during my internship period I had to implant a co-inoculation experiment in the purpose to improve wines malolactic fermentation. My responsibility was to establish the protocol, to control the fermentation monitor (also alcoholic and malolactic) and all the ...
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Chez ENIGMA Society

De juin 2012 à octobre 2012
The main purpose of my internship was to realize an experimentation to compare two different modalities of pests control in the vineyard. We compared the reasonable protection with biologic protection (experimental protocol implementation); we analyzed samples of fauna before and after treatments ...
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Jules Guyot Institut, Dijon

Bachelor of Science, Jules Guyot Institut

De septembre 2011 à juin 2012
Viticulture Science

Cellar hand - Responsable flottation


De septembre 2011 à octobre 2011
Cave les Vignerons de Tavel is a cooperative cellar producing 30 000 hl of wine (85% rosé wine in Tavel Appellation, 10% red wine and 5% white wine in Lirac and Cotes du Rhone Appellation). The winery is famous for rosé production as Tavel is the only French appellation producing 100% of rosé ...
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worker & Assistant Viticulturist

Chez Earl Chantepierre

De juin 2011 à août 2011
I had the same responsibilities like in 2013 as I was working for the same estate. As a plus, after the vine-growing season was over (December), I also realized the pruning in the vineyard (pruning system: Royat Cordon and Gobelet) and soil fertilization.

Lycée Viticole, Beaune

Technical Degree's, Lycée Viticole

De septembre 2009 à juin 2011

worker & Assistant winemaker

Chez Palivos Estate

De juillet 2010 à octobre 2010
As winemaker assistant, I did maturities controls in the vineyard (densities, pH, Acidity, berries tasting) and I worked with three different wine types (red in majority but also white and rosé) and before starting harvest I participated at bottling. I participated in grapes reception (machines ...
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Chez ENIGMA Society

De mai 2010 à juillet 2010
During this training course I performed experimentation in Viticulture: study of auxiliaries fauna in a reasonable estate protection, this estate has 80 hectares with 3 different terroir and 9 different grapes variety. My duty was to establish the experimental protocol, realize fauna samples on ...
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Cellar hand

Chez La viti de Beaune

De septembre 2009 à octobre 2009
For my first harvest I experienced the Burgundy winemaking, with Chardonnay and Pinot noir in the cellar belonging to the university where I was studying. I participated to the receipt of grapes, basics analyzes (densities, temperatures), yeast inoculation, pump over and pigeage. After this ...
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Temporary worker & Viticulturist

Chez Earl Chantepierre

De juin 2007 à septembre 2009
Starting 2007 I could it be recognized as a seasonal worker on my estate and I started to take responsibilities in different tasks; little by little I learned how to drive a tractor and run other equipment’s; I was trained and I participated in all mechanical jobs (soil working technics, chemicals ...
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  • Canopy management
  • Diseases management
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Experimental protocol implementation
  • Informatique
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Winemaking

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