Meet our team of wine enthusiasts.
It all started in 2011 when Roger ZannierThe wine lover 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 most beautiful wine brands in Provence.
A leader in children's fashion, Roger Zannier is an entrepreneur who aims for and achieves perfection in all the projects he undertakes. Son-in-law of the director, Marc Monrose quickly took over the management of the operations to lead the Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé to a very high level of quality.
In 2015, Roger Zannier entrusted the technical management to Patrick Gallianowho has been responsible for 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 throughout the world.
Marc Monrose is theambassador of the Château Saint Maur since 2011, so he is also the representative of the Zannier family wines all over the world.
With hard work, determination and passion, he has given a new lease of life to Château Saint Maur and has transformed the estate into a modern property, whose philosophy "Every memory has a flavour". has become a mantra.
Burgundian originThe latter, sensitive to the land, attached to cultures and values, to the love of life and wine, certainly embodies the vision and values dear to Roger Zannier, whose son-in-law he is.
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 since 2017. Graduate oenologist from the Institut Universitaire de la Vigne et du Vin in Dijon, she vinified for numerous estates in the Rhone Valley, Burgundy, New Zealand, then in Bordeaux as assistant technical director for Château du Tertre 5ème Cru Classé Bordeaux, in Margaux in the Médoc.
She returned to the 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. With its varied experience and networkHe joined Château Saint-Maur in 2017 with the ambition of develop brand awareness and support the move upmarket and the premium positioning of our Crus Classés.
Franck is the cellar master in charge of vinify the Riotor plots. He is the creator of the Saint-M rosé! You will always find a bit of its smile in each of these bottles!
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.