The French Winemaker was Antoine’s nickname during his various experiences outside of France.
“Despite obtaining my degree in Viticulture/Oenology, it was very difficult to find a first job as Cellar Master in France. Seeing the lack of opportunities, I decided to try my luck abroad. It was in the so-called “New World” countries that I became Antoine The FW.
In those countries, “The French Winemaker” was like a title, a sort of guarantee of quality, linked to the French expertise in wine. It implied an expertise, refinement and enthusiasm for wine.
Flattered by the nickname, it was really important to me to be worthy of it. And so, thanks to a positive outlook on life, to a strong code of conduct both at work and outside, I have remained “Antoine The French Winemaker”. This mindset and attitude were positively reflected in the quality and consistency of my wines, which would later open the doors of the most beautiful French appellations to me”.
Antoine the FW has thus become the trademark of quality wine, signature of Antoine Fanjat, creator of French Winemaker.