ROMAIN TEYTEAULes Vins Georges Duboeuf, Export Director, North-America.

Export Director, North America
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf


Born in Paris, France, steps away from one of the country’s smallest vineyards on the hill of the Belleville neighborhood, Romain Teyteau did not know that his ability for languages and his love of great French food and wine would lead him to represent one of the best-known names in French wine.

His father’s family is from Bordeaux and his ancestors were coopers (barrel-makers) for the Bordeaux wine industry, so you might say that there was something in his genetic makeup that pointed him towards wine.  Also, while studying history and political science at Paris’ famed La Sorbonne, Romain started writing restaurant reviews for a travel guide book, for which he traveled through Eastern and Central Europe, Egypt and New York, further sparking his appreciation for, and interest in, all things culinary. 

 After graduation in 2010, Romain moved to Montreal, where he started the distribution network for a local Canadian winery.  Like his soon-to-be employer, Romain made sales calls to various restaurants in and around Montreal on a bicycle.   It was later that same year that he was recruited by Georges Duboeuf to become his brand ambassador in New York and then Canada.  Once his term with the French government-funded trainee program ended, Romain returned to France, only to be called by Georges to become North American Export Director for Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in 2013.

In addition to this prestigious position, Romain returned to France after three years’ abroad with his wife, whom he married in New York in 2011.   They live in Lyon, near his office at Georges Duboeuf headquarters in Romaneche-Thorins, in Beaujolais.  Romain travels to the US frequently throughout the year, bringing the Duboeuf “savoir-faire” with him as he happily shares the company’s love and knowledge of Beaujolais wines, in general, and specifically, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, from the Grand Crus, Domaines and Châteaux wines to the “first wine of the vintage”, the Beaujolais Nouveau.  He works closely with Franck Duboeuf and also with all the independent winemakers that have been partners with Georges Duboeuf for more than 50 years.

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