Our Team

Discover the men and women who make Raisin happen, who are there to ensure our data is as pertinent as possible in each country, both for the winemakers and places we reference.

Jean-Hugues Bretin

He didn’t drink wine. In 2010, a friend came to dinner with a bottle of P’tit Blanc du Tue-boeuf by Thierry Puzelat: a revelation! Since then, he reads, lives, drinks, and thinks natural wine. On the internet since 1999, Jean-Hugues created sites as an HTML developer before becoming a search engine optimizer. Raisin is as much a professional project as an effort to defend a certain worldview. Bring on the change!

Nathalie Alves

She was responsible for the launch of On Boit Quoi Ce Soir ? She was also present for the creation of Raisin. No one really knows what we would have done, nor even if these projects could have existed, without her. Consultant, advisor, and editor, her hats and skills are many; and that’s exactly what a young app needs.

Cédric Blatrie

Cedric doesn’t come from the world of wine but wine has been his passion for over ten years. Paradoxically, it was his sommelier training which triggered his interest in natural wines. He discovered that the teaching was far from adapted: one learns about chemistry, pesticides, etc. So he went in search of “clean" winemakers to train him, then decided to create a wine club in Lausanne. Ever since, he has been visitng wine celllars, restaurants and natural winemakers, both close to home and further afield, for his own pleasure but also to share his discoveries. It became obvious to him that he should help Raisin, to help as many people as possible to enjoy natural wines.

Nicolas Demarty

A photographer, and a market research director, he is always the one asked to taste the wine at the restaurant. A few years back, a neighbour of his gave him a bottle from Dard & Ribo as a present: it was a revelation that led him to investigate on the natural wine milieu. Since that time, his oenologic alias, Nico Wino, has been lashing out on Raisin and social networks to share his discoveries. His motivation? He won’t stop until he tried them all!
With many tastings behind him, Nicolas created Maison Wino in 2017, the mission of which is to promote the work of natural winemakers to the general public as well as the corporate world.

Natalie Swimmer

Natalie is new to the world of wine, but sure of her passion for its natural side. With a background in communications, spreading her love for the authentic and creative quality of natural wine is what she aims to do, and what better way than joining the Raisin team!
As an American in Paris currently part of the Wine & Management programme at Le Cordon Bleu, Natalie appreciates wine from all cultures and is enjoying learning about the different viticultural regions in France. During her studies, she has worked in natural wine caves around Paris, which has inspired her to discover wines with deep attachments to their origins and a lot of personality!

Christophe Fustinoni

Born between Mondeuse and Syrah, it’s finally in a cellar in Provence that it all started, before a “supernatural" encounter with bottles of Podere Pradarolo in 2010 that totally changed his approach. Since then, between France and Italy, he searches for new bottles and living produce, epicurean addresses and good times with anyone willing to share a glass of natural wine.

Florian Ehn

During his studies in archaeology, Florian discovered his love for wine, which eventually led him to investigate the sources and remains of Roman viticulture and winemaking in the German-speaking countries through his master thesis. His growing passion for real food and wine then brought him to the Slow Food driven University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont, where he not only deeper encountered natural wines but also wrote his final thesis on amphora wines, back then the first thorough scientific approach to this type of winemaking. After several internships in Europe and NY, he started his own importing company Unchained Selections in 2014, since then bringing in some of the finest natural wines and pure junmai sake in Austria.

Rafael Franceschini

Taken down by his father, a latent passion for natural wines came very early. Born and raised in a wine region in southern Brazil. The hunt for fair producers fired up after a lunch-into-evening encounter at Verre Volé. Beginning with a Frédéric Gounan, and ending with a Ganevat. From the most spooky till the almost edgeless wines, he has tried them all and is eager to explore even further. Besides searching and tasting, he also advocates and helps to spread the philosophy. “You can tell a good wine the moment it makes you smile".

But Raisin is also and most importantly you, our users. Your messages received daily, sharing your enthusiasm or keeping us in tune with the latest openings, modifications or closures world-wide are essential to make this app great! So keep writing to place@raisin.digital whenever you think necessary, that’s how we stay up-to-date!

If you want to join the team, write to us explaining what you can bring to the project  contact@raisin.digital