General Manager & Winemaker
Damien is the face of Clos Henri in Marlborough. Together with the Bourgeois family, Damien brought the best of his French winemaking heritage to New Zealand to be the on-site winemaker of Clos Henri. His passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail instill great dedication and commitment from his successful young team.
He is a man of the land. Having a unique sense for winegrowing and an intimate relationship with nature, he passionately embraces and consistently improves Clos Henri’s organic and biodynamics practices. Being fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and English, he’s the gel that holds the vineyard team together to ensure that every hand working in the vineyard brings the most beautiful fruit. His days are typically spent out in the field and he’s certainly not afraid to be out there, leading the team, in some of the hardest climatic conditions.