Originally from Paris, France, Aline has also lived in Hong Kong and Spain.
Barbara Engerer Château Paloumey - Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut-Médoc Barbara is German and she has lived in Bordeaux with her family for 13 years. She moved here for family reasons. She has always been interested in the wine and this is how wine became a passion for her. First, she was a stylist for the “prêt-à-porter”, but when she settled in Bordeaux, she decided to take tasting courses in the wine school of the CIVB, a real Bordeaux establishment. She was willing to better understand the wines and to better talk about them. Seduced by this first tasting experience, the next year she obtained DUAD (a professional tasting programm at the Bordeaux niversity of Oenology). It seems she really discovered a passion. She also spent time training with wine merchant ompanies, traders, and properties in order to know what type of job would best fit her and she realized that to work irectly into a wine property was what she liked the most. Today, she draws very easily a parallel with the world of fashion: every vintage is like a new collection and it is the search for perfection that makes her go ahead.
Brigitte RULLIER- LOUSSERT, Chateau Dalem Having worked on improving the notoriety of Chateau DALEM and Château de la HUSTE (in the family since 1949) Brigitte Rullier-loussert is now investing her time in the wine production of these 2 properties. ‘’ Whilst preserving their qualities, I wanted to incorporate something personal into these wines that I love’’ she said. By paying a great deal of attention to the wineyards and putting the necessary pressure on oenologist Christian Veyry, specialist in the Libourne region, she finally achieved in 2004 the result she hoped for, with a Château DALEM (13 ha, 90% merlot) ample; fresh, long and well balanced, nd a Château de la HUSTE (3 ha at 150m from Dalem, same grape varieties) charming, with superbe tanin.
Brigitte Destouet Bourlon,Vignobles Henri Bourlon Owner & Manager Brigitte's husband, Henri Bourlon is the direct descendant of a frenchman who established himself in Mexico during the Maximilian conquest in the XIX th century After returning to France, Henri Bourlon’s father bought Château GUIBEAU and married his neighbours’daughter who owned Château Guibot La Fourvieille. Thus, the 41 hectares vineyard was born. (33.5 Hectares appellation Puisseguin-Saint Emilion, 7.5 Hectares Appellation Côtes de Castillon)
Emmanuelle Fulchy d’Aligny, Chateau Angelus
Griet Laviale Chateau Franc Mayne, St. Emilion Griet splits her time between St. Emilion and Switzerland. She and her husband, Herve, own three chateaux; Chateau de Lussac, Chateau Vieux Maillet and Chateau Franc Mayne. In addition to running these three chateaux, they are also raising three children.
Laure De Lambert Des Granges, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud Laure’s destiny in the world of wine was preordained! Chateau Sigalas Rabaud has been in her father’s family since the year 1853. She also spent her holidays at Chateau de Sales, the biggest wine property in Pomerol, which has been in her mother’s family for five centuries. Laure’s life and wine are intricately linked and are all part of the same story.
Margaret Calvet, Aquitaine Wine Company
Vice-President & CFO
Mary DardenneBordeaux Saveurs Sales, Marketing and Communications
MyriamRuer, Universite de Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology Communication & Wine