His short, ten year, service as a sommelier ended at La Pyramide in Vienne, at the heart of the Rhône. This decade was really a transition for JCG, when he really learned to live the passion for wine. He discovered the underground, the real, misunderstood, underrated winemakers. Yes, they were what you might call natural wine makers. He was blown away, his vision of wine completely changed. JCG knew he had to make wine.
After a traditional winemaking education in Thouarcé (Anjou), he continued working towards an higher diploma in Montreuil-Bellay. This course of study included at six month internship that he did at Master Mark Angeli. Besides a eye-opening winemaking education, JC walked away from the the internship with an old basket press that he still uses today.