team

Meet our team of wine enthusiasts.

It all started in 2011 when Roger Zanniera wine enthusiast and owner of the luxurious Quinta do Pessegueiro in the Douro region of Portugal, bought Château Saint-Maur to turn it into one of the finest wine brands in Provence.

Leader in children's fashion, Roger Zannier is an entrepreneur who aims and achieves perfection in all the projects he undertakes. Son-in-law of the director, Marc Monrose quickly took over the direction of operations to lead the Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé to a very high level of quality.

In 2015, Roger Zannier entrusts the technical direction to Patrick Gallianowho has been the driving force behind the estate's rise in quality. An excellence perceived from the 2016 vintage and confirmed by the 2017 vintage, a year marked by the arrival ofAmélie Rimbauda young oenologist from Domaines Ott.

Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé has now become an international brand renowned for its Côtes de Provence rosé wines, present in the finest establishments in the world. 

Patrick Galliano Château Saint-Maur

Patrick Galliano

Technical Director

Patrick Galliano is a happy man. He carries on his broad shoulders the heavy task of Chief Operating Officer of Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé since 2015. With the confidence of Marc Monrose, he has reviewed the entire winemaking process and has chosen to work only the main grape varieties of Provence: Syrah, Grenache, Tibouren and Rolle. A single objective : excellence. He knows the trade, the product, the region, he is the third generation of a family of winegrowers from Taradeau and managed for sixteen years the Château d'Astros in Vidauban.

Amélie Rimbaud

Cellar master

Amélie has been the Cellar master of the Château Saint-Maur since 2017. Oenologist graduated from the Institut Universitaire de la Vigne et du Vin in Dijon, she vinified for many estates in the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, New Zealand, then in Bordeaux as assistant technical director for the Château du Tertre 5ème Cru Classé Bordeaux, in Margaux in the Médoc.

She came back to Terres Provençales to bring her technical expertise to Château Saint-Maur but also a touch of refinement and femininity that you find today in the finesse of our wines.

Amélie Rimbaud
Johan Castilla

Johan Castilla

Commercial Director

Johan Castilla is the Sales Director France of the domain. His mission is to develop the distribution of our wines to professionals : restaurants, wine bars, wine shops, etc.

Coming from the world of Sommellerie where he worked in starred restaurants in the Lyon region, he then joined the commercial dynamic through large wine and spirits distribution groups. Thanks to his varied experiences and network,He joined Château Saint-Maur in 2017 with the ambition of developing brand awareness and supporting the move upmarket and the premium positioning of our Crus Classés.

Corinne

crop manager

2021, the second harvest at Château Saint-Maur and still the same emotion for Corinne, the crop manager.
 
However, it was already 15 years ago that she harvested for the first time, at Château Sainte Roseline. An experience that marked her to the point of conditioning her future: the young woman, originally from the Rhône-Alpes region and a former dance teacher, never left the vineyards of Provence, abandoning her ballerinas for tractors.
 
After Château Sainte-Béatrice and Domaine des Grands Esclans, she joined Château Saint-Maur where she was entrusted with the responsibility of 45 hectares of vineyards located in Cannet-des-Maures.
 
This self-taught fighter has managed to find her place in a rather masculine wine world.
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processes used and parallel with the commitments

In order to reveal the full nobility of his Crus Classés, Roger Zannier had an impressive cellar built in 2013. It will be built in a record time of 9 months. At the same time, with the greatest respect for the vines, a vast replanting and complantation programme was launched, which was spread out until 2021.

Complantation is the ancestral art of mixing grape varieties on the same land. This agricultural technique ensures a regular wine harvest by creating a complex and natural environment.