A human size estate
Our wines would not be what they are today without each of our team members’ expertise and daily commitment. Beyond our terroir’s exceptional diversity, it is their experience and knowledge that enables us to continue developing all the potential of our wines, vintage after vintage.
Florence Decoster has been the owner of Château Fleur Cardinale since 2001.
When she’s not welcoming guests at the Chateau, she enjoys painting, golfing and listening to Erik Satie and Goldberg Variations.
Dominique Decoster is the owner of Château Fleur Cardinale.
When he’s not deciding the future of the estate, he likes to walk daily in his vineyards, of which he knows every foot, to practice yoga nidra and to collect primitive art.
Ludovic Decoster joined the estate in 2015 and now holds the position of General Manager.
When he’s not making the blends with our oenologist, he likes to complete his personal cellar with wines out of Bordeaux, to explore the seabed, and to go for a walk in the vineyards with his dog Looping.
Caroline Decoster has been the Commercial & Marketing manager since 2012.
When she’s not on the other side of the world promoting the wines of the estate, she likes boxing and playing rock music on bass guitar.
Sophie Prigent has been our accountant since 1996.
When she doesn’t answer the phone, she enjoys reading historical novels, including the biographies of Women and Men who made History.
Maxime Maisonneuve joined the team in 2016 as culture manager. He has been technical manager since 2019.
When he’s not deciding what to plant, he likes to follow all the Union Bordeaux Bègles rugby matches, to practice judo, and to cook for his family and friends.
Olivier Laroumagne has been working as a tractor driver and a team manager since 1999.
When he’s not on the tractor working the soil, he likes to tinker, to go for long forest walks, and to take time to listen to the life stories of the elderly.
Julien Cadel joined the team as a tractor driver in 2012. He has been cellar assistant since 2021.
When he’s not doing the topping-up of the barrels in the cellars, he likes to hang out in bric-a-brac shops, looking for objects with stories to tell, and to organize Sunday family lunches.
Sabrina Chauveau joined the team in 2018 as a wine worker. She has been a team animator since 2021.
When she’ s not in the vineyard, she likes to watch motor sports, listen to music, sing and dance with her two daughters.
Lise Grillot has been wine tourism manager since 2021.
When she’s not in the winery welcoming you, she likes to cook (especially pastries), wonder about science, and walk in parks.
Julie Ripert has been QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety, Environment) Manager since 2021.
When she’s not writing our safety procedures, she enjoys going to concerts, sewing and sharing good meals with friends.
Cyril Betriu has been working as a tractor driver since 2021.
When he is not sowing our winter cover in our vineyards, he enjoys no-kill carp fishing, watching the European football championships, and playing poker with friends.
Margot Mansuy has been in charge of wine tourism since 2021.
When she is not tasting our wines, she enjoys bird watching, watching documentaries on history and drinking Champagne.
Léa Liu has been a Sales, Marketing & Communication Assistant since 2021.
When she’s not in charge of the website, she enjoys traveling to the other side of the world, photographing landscapes and tasting foreign wines.
Christophe Prigent has been a tractor driver since 2023.
When he’s not hilling up the vineyard, he likes to sit by a pond and do some no-kill fishing, takea walk in the woods and play a game of bocce.
Marie Dumazeaud has been in charge of wine tourism since 2023.
When she’s not showing you around the estate, she enjoys reading, traveling through the vineyards and creating/discovering new recipes.
Philippe Tailledet has been a service and maintenance agent since 2023.
When he’s not taking care of our outdoors, he enjoys tinkering, reading and watching documentaries about the Second World War, and looking after his koi carps.
When he’s not being Château Fleur Cardinale’s mascot, Looping enjoys running through the vineyards, cuddling visitors and diving into ponds.