Far from a newcomer to the business of wine, Marie grew up on her family’s vineyard, Château Bourgneuf, in Pomerol, France, which they have owned for 200 years. An accomplished winemaker in her own right, she is the co-founder of Colete Wine where she produces one of California’s most sought after merlots.
For six years Marie served as Sommelier at the world renowned New York restaurant Le Bernardin. Prior to that she worked in wine marketing in both Paris and New York. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and her MBA in wine marketing and management from INSEEC Business School in Bordeaux, France. Marie works with clients around the world and is based in Lyon, France where she resides with her husband and son.