1960s - Denis Dubourdieu started career
Denis Dubourdieu was a French winemaker and oenology professor at the University of Bordeaux who lived from July 1, 1949, until July 26, 2016. Numerous properties in Bordeaux, including Château Reynon, Château Doisy Dane, Château Cantegril, Château Haura, and Clos Floridène, were managed or co-managed by him. He provided advice to Château Cheval Blanc as well. Dubourdieu served as the head of the Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin at the University of Bordeaux as part of his academic duties (English: Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences of the University of Bordeaux). The Institute is a multidisciplinary research center where specialists from the University of Bordeaux, l’Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, and l’Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs des travaux agricoles collaborate to provide wine producers with the most recent in technological advancements, agricultural engineering techniques, and economic modeling.