Israeli born professional jazz pianist Micu Narunsky fell in love with wine while living in France. His music career led him deep into the winelands of Bordeaux where he visited Château Phélan Ségur during the harvests of 1999 and 2001. He later enrolled at the prestigious Institut d’Oenologie at the University of Bordeaux where he studied alongside scholars such as Yves Glories and Denis Dubourdieu.
In 2004 Micu moved to South Africa where he worked as an assistant winemaker at Nabygelegen then later at L’Avenir Wine Estate. It was at L’Avenir where Micu made his first few barrels of wine from Portuguese grape varietals, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Nacional.