Xavier BERGER is the owner and manager of the estate. In this rôle, he controls and organizes all operations. He is also in charge of marketing the wines.
For the last 15 years or so, he’s been helped by 3 employees
- René takes care of work amongst the vines, in particular driving the high-clearance tractor. He also helps prepare consignments for despatch.
- Erick works both in the vineyards and in the cellars, where he carries out the operations of producing and ageing the wines.
- Thierry works exclusively with the vines.
The Berger-Rive estate usually employs 4 seasonal workers
during the year to carry out winter or summer tasks. Of these, Ghislaine and Marie-Christine have been regulars for the last 20 years.
The estate also uses an agronomist
as a consultant in running the vineyard, and calls on the services of an œnologist
to ensure the best possible quality for its output.