9, Rue de l'Eglise 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 664 428 756
Baptiste Olivier was born
in 1977 in Léognan just south of Bordeaux.
(The village of Premiers Cru Chateau
Haut-Brion). His immediate
family were not winegrowers.
He has described the role
good food and wine played in his
childhood, as follows "Coming from a family passionate about wine
and good food, I still remember the big family meals and cheerful and dionysian
atmosphere that prevailed there".
Oliviers plans for the future led
to admission to Ecole nationale
supérieure Agronomic de Montpellier
in order to get the highest oenological
education as Viticulture-oenologie
+ Diplôme national d'oenologue
During his studies, he was a trainee at
de Bablut in the Loire
After graduating in 2002
he had shorter stays in
California (Shug Carneros Estate
Winery) in South Australia (Poet's
Corner) and only a few kilometers from
his parents home at Château Smith
He also conducted a terroir
study for the Syndicat
of Cotes du Rhone, and it
was during this work, he decided
to work with Rhone wines.
His first actual recruitment
was at the negociant Louis Bernard
in Orange (Now in
Gigondas). Here he was responsible
for advising suppliers.
“This experience gave me the passion of the wine
growers and the importance of team working, the fact that
working together permits to go further.” He also got the
technical responsibility for the restructuring of Domaine
de la Chartreuse Bonpas
In late 2004, he joined ICV (l'Institut
Cooperatif du Vin) in Beaumes
de Venise as Oenologue-Consultant.
At the department in Beaumes
de Venise, he has in 2016 5 colleagues,
Philippe Cambie, Caroline
Delmas, Roland Flores, Thomas
Oui and Charlotte Slingue
ICV Beaumes de Venise, located
right next to the cooperative of
The individual consultant
makes an agreement with every single winegrower concerning
the price to pay for the consulting.
It is not
a condition that the producer uses ICV's
laboratory to undergo its analyzes.
The syndicate of Chateauneuf du
Pape has its own laboratory at
the Maison du Vignerons 12,
Louis Pasteur, which naturally
are used by most members of the
Some laboratory analyzes are
carried out to obtain a certificate for
exports. Some markets such as US and Japan
is quite demanding.
Other analyzes as the oenological
counselor is trained to read are used
in cooperation between the advisor
and the winegrower, if necessary to
correct deviations from the optimal
Baptiste Olivier's clients
Baptiste Olivier and Jean-Marc Diffonty
Chateau Sixtine. September 2016