Pierre Birebent: Curriculum Vitae
Summary of qualification
Sixth generation winegrower with 35 years of experience in Viticulture and Enology.
High energy individual with interpersonal skills, initiative, ability to focus, and good decision-making skills.
Completely fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Signorello Estate, Napa, California, 1998 – 2019
Winemaker /vineyard manager. Accountable for wine quality, including all aspects of vineyard management and wine production. Provides an implements winemaking vision for 6000 cases Estate grown, produced and bottled facility.
Winemaker for the sister brands of Signorello Estate, 2001- 2019
• Edge wines 15,000 cases
• Trim wines 12,000 cases
• Fuse wines 3,000 cases
Responsible for sourcing bulk wine, buying, blending and bottling those 3 brands.
Indian Creek Vineyards, St Helena, California, 1985- 2006.
Vineyard manager- Responsible for a 30 acres vineyard in St Helena. Accountable for all bookkeeping of a small corporation.
Kuleto Estate, St Helena, California, 1997-1998
Vineyard manager. Responsible for 100 acres of hillside property.
Helped develop and plant 30 additional acres in the spring of 1997.
Costello Vineyards, Napa, California, 1990-1992 and 1996-1997
Winemaker, responsible for 12,000 cases production of Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay.
Stag’s Leap Winery, Napa, California, 1993 -1994
Vineyard Manager, In charge of 150 acres of vineyard property in the Napa Valley.
Worldwide Vineyard Consultant, St Raphael , France. 1987 – 1998
Grafting consultant , Part time, responsible for grafting vineyards throughout Europe using the T-bud and Chip-bud method.
Domaine de Sfara Cavallo, Corsica, France
Grew up and worked part time, in a 400 acres family vineyard and winery.
Tecomah business school, Jouy en Josas, France, 1984.
One year of wines and spirits related, marketing and sales.
Agricultural College of Carcassonne and Macon, France, 1981-1983.
Upper Technician Degree in Viticulture and Enology.
University of Aix en Provence, France, 1980
Study of Economics.