The Team

CLE DES VIGNES is a Paris based company specializing in geo-sensorial and intuitive wine education. CLE DES VIGNES is also the fruit of an encounter between Franck THOMAS and Emilie FELIX, an association of taste and values.

Franck THOMAS is 2000 Europe and France Best sommelier, he is also 2000 MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France). After having been Head sommelier in prestigious institutions like the Negresco in Nice, Le K Wine in Grimaldi Forum Monaco, or La Terrasse-Hôtel Juana in Juan les Pins and after running his own restaurant for less than a decade, he decides to dedicate himself to teaching as well as working as an expert for the French State in Japan and India.

Franck THOMAS describes himself as a “contemporary telltale witness”, his priority and responsibility being to pass on knowledge and emotions from both human and wine heritage.

Emilie FELIX is an entrepreneur with 10 years experience in marketing and business development. She graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris with a Master in Management Grande Ecole in 2003 and contributed in both corporate and small businesses environments. Guided by her passion for wine and gastronomy, she worked in the HORECA industry as Head of business development as well as graduate from the 2010 Wine MBA in Bordeaux Ecole de Management. Following since then her path through wine research and discoveries, she completed her training with Franck THOMAS.