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Luc and Genevieve Janssens

Luc and Genevieve Janssens, the two artists are unified by their enthusiasm for creativity. Together they have combined the passion for art and the passion for wine in a seamless love affair. Genevieve, a winemaker with a lifelong appreciation for art, was born to a French vintner family. Genevieve moved to California in 1979 to work at Robert Mondavi Winery as an assistant enologist.

In 1989, she was appointed director of Production at Opus One (a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton-Rothschild). She was responsible for creating the team, the environment, the program and the day to day winemaking operation. The wine is now legendary…

Since 1997, Genevieve has served as Director of Winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery. She was a key member of the team developing the To-Kalon project, the largest wood fermenting facility in the world. In her current role she is responsible for overseeing 24 labels for the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville.

In May 2001, the French government awarded Genevieve with one of its highest honors in the field of Agriculture, the prestigious “Croix de Chevaliere dans l’Ordre du Merite Agricole”. She was also honored with the title of “ Commandeur d’Honneur de l’Ordre du Bontemps”, in Pauillac, Medoc, France.

Luc, an artist with lifelong appreciation for wine, was born in Brussels, Belgium where he graduated with honors from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Soon after, he established his studio in California. He later earned his Master’s degree in French from California State University and a Doctorate in Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco, where he was recognized with the “Distinguished Dissertation Award” for his significant contribution to the field. His dissertation focused on the values and believes of the people of Laos..

Luc was a faculty member, Art Department chair and Arts Division chair at Merced College, a faculty member and Foreign Language Department chair at Diablo Valley College, a trustee and president of the Board of Trustee at Napa Valley College. Currently, he is emeritus professor at Diablo Valley College, professor of Art at the University of Jinan and Qufu Teacher’s University, Shandong Province, China.

Luc travels frequently to lecture and photograph around the world, particularly in Laos where he regularly visits his several humanitarian projects with the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc

Luc’s artwork is represented in many private, institutional and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and Asia.