• Founder

    Michel Verhaeghe de Naeyer

    Michel is a free spirit who made the choice to renew his land by giving it the opportunity to produce something that it would have never dreamed possible: grapes!

    Inhabited by a deep respect for nature, plants and animals, Michel happily oversees every stage in the development of his brand-new vines, surrendering himself to the most magnificent of ambitions: to produce a wine that kindles emotion.

  • Vineyard Manager

    Germano Prior

    Germano is our expert vineyard manager.

    A nature enthusiast, he grew up among Portuguese vines before moving to the lands of Wallonia. He has his own vision of what man should bring to the vines. Innately inquisitive and down-to-earth with diligent hands, he tends the project on a daily basis.

  • Cellar Master

    Vincent Dienst

    A gifted young man with a talent for Belgian wines – Vincent was the cellar master of our dreams.

    After a degree in bioengineering, a master’s in viticulture and oenology, and considerable experience at the greatest wine-growing estates, Vincent returned to tread Belgian land. Brimming with youth, credentials and the joy of participating in a burgeoning venture, he has a single requirement when it comes to winemaking: to allow the terroir to express itself.

  • Geologist

    Yves Herody

    Yves is our geologist and has quite the personality.

    His soil profiles – sonnets dedicated to the local ecosystem – provided the momentum essential to creating and enhancing the new wine-growing land at the Château de Bousval.

  • Oenologist

    Pascal Marchand

    Hailing from Quebec via Burgundy, Pascal is our consultant oenologist.

    While he amassed most of his expertise outside of Belgium, it was here in Bousval, through his fondness for Michel’s character, that he agreed to lend his signature to a new vineyard. Planting vines in Belgium is an original challenge, and one that fills him with great joy. We are extremely lucky to be able to count on his constantly evolving thoughts.