Amandine Bernard is the daughter of Michel Bernard, owner, and winemaker of Chateau Beauchene. After studying commerce and marketing, she went to work in the UK, in different wine merchants for a few years. It is in 2004, that she decided to use her knowledge in the wine trade, to help develop the sales of Chateau Beauchene. 95% of the production is now sold outside France.
She still lives in the UK, with her husband and 2 children, and very regularly comes back to the estate. She does supervise the marketing and export side of the business.
It is a very family-orientated estate, with Michel and Estelle (Amandine’s sister) making the wine (Estelle is also a vet part-time at her practice) and with Dominique, their mum who looks after the financial part of the business.