Owner & Winemaker
Born and raised in the Southeast of France, Narbonne, Guillaume comes from a family of grape growers and winemakers. After 24 years in Narbonne, he moved to Bordeaux. Both regions famous for their wines are also very different from each other. It requires some grape growing and winemaking experience to switch from one to the other, such as different climates, soil types, vine illnesses and more. But life is full of surprises. Not convinced he wanted to make wine in Bordeaux, he took a harvest internship at L’Aventure in Paso Robles. The same bolt of lighting that he felt for Solène, struck again. He fell in love with the soil and terroir of Paso Robles. What was supposed to be a 3-month harvest internship, turned into 6 months, and he was offered the position of Assistant Winemaker. While working for L’Aventure, he worked day and night on his own project - to launch his very own brand. In 2007, Clos Solène was born.
Roxanne joined the Clos Solène family in June 2017. Roxanne is originally from the south of France, a small town called Pau. At the age of 18 she moved to Bordeaux to go to college and found a job at Bordeaux Wine & Trade museum in the Chartrons district. This is how it all started. After a couple of months, she discovered her passion and decided to pursue an associate degree in Oenology. Roxanne also loves to travel and decided to move to Hawaii. As Hawaii isn't known for its wine growing, she continued her career in the service industry in a high-end fine dining restaurant in Oahu. A year and half later, it was time for her to move back to wine country and pick San Luis Obispo County. Roxanne joined Clos Solène in June 2017 to manage and build the hospitality program. After 5 years growing with the company, she is now our Estate Director overseeing all operations.