Antoine was born and raised in Aix en Provence, in the south of France. Attracted to the craft of wine production, he was drawn to study agronomy. He received a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering with a specialization in wine growing and winemaking from Montpellier Supagro. After his studies, Antoine traveled to California to work on a research and development project at Roederer Estate Vineyard. He continued to expand his experience working in New Zealand, Austria, and Luberon, France, before arriving in Oregon. Upon landing in the Willamette Valley, Antoine worked with Vitis Terra Vineyard Services before joining the Lingua Franca Team.