Who are we?

Patrick Buu-Hoi – Co-founder:

Patrick initiated this family project with his spouse, Mercedes, in 2002. He invested a lot of time, over many years, alongside his wife, to develop every aspect of the project.

He lives in Paris where he is a still active medical Doctor, however he never misses an olive harvest and comes every year to participate and supervise.  When he is at the property, he is also our on-duty MD.

Virginie Buu-Hoi Tacies – Director

Virginie is Patrick and Mercedes’ daughter. In 2016, after her mother’s passing, she and her husband, James, took over the Sant Miquel de Tudela project.

She is responsible for all aspects of agricultural production as well as the marketing, promotion, PR, and sales.

Virginie’s Master’s degree in International Business has been instrumental in the development of the business; however, she’s also expanded her knowledge and skills extensively to be able to properly care for the land, trees and gardens.

For Virginie, the property is not just a business, but a passion.   

James Stewart – General Manager

James is Virginie’s husband. He is in charge of all the technical aspects of the project, including development of the property and infrastructure as well as contributing to the commercial strategy and business plan.

He has a background in engineering and project management, which he has applied to all aspects of the property, including installation and maintenance of irrigation and electricity generation systems.

Marie Baeyaert Buu-Hoi – Commercial Representative in Paris

Marie is our ambassador in Paris. She is in charge of the sales of our product line, including developing contacts and conducting PR for the business.

She participates every year in the olive harvest, a time of the year that she loves, where she is also responsible to weigh and verify the daily production. 

Héloïse Buu-Hoi – Amateur photographer

Héloïse is Patrick and Mercedes’ grand-daughter, and James and Virginie’s niece.  She helps with the harvests whenever she can and has developed a passion for photography, especially taking pictures of native animals. 

Héloïse has made a series of cards from these pictures which can be purchased at the property or on our website. 

After a year studying art history at the Sorbonne, she is now attending the national superior architecture school of Paris Val de Seine.

Winston – Security and surveillance Manager

Winston is in charge of the surveillance, security, and protection of the property.

You can be sure that if you are not expected, he will bark persistently and chase you.

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