Meet our team of wine enthusiasts.
It all began in 2011 when Roger Zannier, wine enthusiast and owner of the luxurious Quina do Pessegueiro in the Douro, bought Château Saint-Maur to turn it into one of the most beautiful brands in Provence. A leader in children's fashion, Roger Zannier is an entrepreneur who aims for and achieves perfection in every project he undertakes.
Son-in-law of the director, Marc Monrose quickly took over the management of operations to lead Château Saint-Maur, Cru Classé, to a very high level of quality.
In 2015, Roger Zannier entrusted the technical management to Patrick Galliano, who was 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 of Amélie Rimbaud, a young oenologist from the Ott* estates.
Château Saint-Maur has now become a renowned international brand, present in the finest establishments around the world.
Patrick Galliano is a happy man. He carries on his broad shoulders the heavy task of Director 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 for sixteen years he managed the Château d'Astros in Vidauban.
Amélie is the Cellar master of the Château Saint-Maur for 2 years. Oenologist graduated from the Institut Universitaire de la Vigne et du Vin in Dijon, she made wine for many estates in the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, New Zealand and then in Bordeaux as assistant technical director for Château du Tertre 5ème Classified growth in Margaux, in the Médoc.
She came back to Terres Provençales to to bring its technical expertise to Château Saint-Maur but also a touch of refinement and femininity that you find today in the finesse of our wines.
Johan Castilla is the Sales Director France of the domain. Its 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 its varied experiences and its networkHe joined Château Saint-Maur two years ago with the ambition of develop brand awareness and support the move upmarket and the premium positioning of our Crus Classés.
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.