Born and raised near Tours in the wine appellation of Jasnieres, Benoit discovered his passion for viticulture and fermentation working with his grandfather. He obtained his Enologist degree studying in Bordeaux and Burgundy. Production passionate, he decided to focus his learning with the Bordeaux varietals working in France, Australia and California.
Benoit arrived in Virginia at Kluge Estate Winery (Charlotteville, VA) in 2005 and moved to Napa at Cain Vineyards (Saint Helena, CA) in 2006. The Virginia countryside and its potential for growing grapes brought him back East in 2008. He never left and since managed the vineyards and winery operation during seven years at Pollak Vineyards (Greenwood, VA) and today at Stone Tower Winery (Leesburg, VA).