Luc Desbonnets was born in New Zealand to a French immigrant father and a New Zealand mother. Luc studied viticulture and winemaking in Bordeaux, France and began his winemaking career in 1989 in Chinon, France. Luc has been instrumental over the past 12 years in the making of several highly sought after ultra-premium red wines from Waiheke Island where he lives with his wife and three children.