A stroke of luck brought Liz into the wine industry. After studying international trade, she found her calling 28 years ago in the export department at Les Maîtres Vignerons de la Presqu’île de Saint-Tropez.
“I was looking for a position in the export business. Looking back, I see how lucky I am that I found this industry,” says Liz. “Wine is a wonderful world, and I feel very fortunate that I can represent wines from Provence around the world. I wouldn’t change it for anything. It’s been a great adventure.”
Liz is the Export Manager for Les Maîtres Vignerons, a cooperative group that currently represents 13 Châteaux and Caves in Provence. In her role, Liz manages the group’s exports to more than 50 countries.
Calling Fleur de Mer Rosé “the perfect wine,” Liz believes that the wine’s unique bottle shape and appealing lavender-hued label reflects its deep roots in Provence, France. She is optimistic about the future of Fleur de Mer because of the growth of and enthusiasm for Provençal Rosé in the United States.
“Twenty years ago, the U.S. wasn’t ready for dry Rosé. They were enjoying sweet Rosé wines. We have been quite impressed to see how fast the consumer has become well-aware of the Provence region and the taste profile of our wines,” she says.
Liz now makes her home near the winery’s base in Saint-Tropez, trading the city life of Marseille for the casual countryside village of Plan-de-la-Tour.