In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re thrilled to highlight four remarkable women who are making waves in the world of wine. From crafting exceptional wines to breaking barriers and redefining industry standards, these women are true “Wonder Women of Wine” whose stories inspire and empower us all. Let’s raise a glass or rosé to Nathalie Longefay, Deborah Cox, Jeany Cronk, and Emma Bertrand, and discover the delicious wines they’ve created.

Natalie Longefay – Château La Mascaronne

Nathalie Longefay’s journey in the wine world began over a decade ago when she joined Château La Mascaronne as a wine consultant and oenologist. In 2021, she assumed the role of Technical Director of the Estate, solidifying her position as a trailblazer in the industry. Nathalie’s passion for indigenous varietals shines through in her wines, particularly Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle for whites and rosés, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Grenache for reds. With great attention to quality and expression, Nathalie’s wines from Château La Mascaronne are a true reflection of the terroir of Provence.

Featured Wine: Château La Mascaronne, Rosé, 2022, Côtes de Provence, France – $30.

Deborah Cox – Kazaisu 

Deborah Cox is not only an award-winning recording artist and entertainer but also a passionate vintner with a love for wine. In addition to her illustrious music career, Deborah has ventured into the wine industry with the launch of her own label, Kazaisu Rosé. Named in honor of her children and inspired by her love for music, Kazaisu Rosé is a reflection of Deborah’s creativity, sophistication, and dedication to excellence. With its elegant flavors and vibrant personality, Kazaisu Rosé is a must-try for wine rosé lovers!.

Featured Wine: Kazaisu Rosé, 2022, Côtes de Provence, France – $25

Jeany Cronk – Maison Mirabeau

Jeany Cronk, along with her husband Stephen Cronk, founded Maison Mirabeau with a vision to create exceptional wines that capture the essence of Provence. Their flagship wine, Pure Rosé, is Grenache-based and inspired by the idyllic days spent on the Côte d’Azur. Jeany’s passion for the French way of life and her dedication to regenerative farming practices have earned Maison Mirabeau a reputation for excellence and sustainability. With its elegant design and exquisite flavors, Pure Rosé is a testament to Jeany’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

Featured Wine: MAISON MIRABEAU Pure Rosé 2022 – Provence, France – $27

Emma Bertrand – Gérard Bertrand, Côte des Roses Art Edition

Emma Bertrand, Creative Director at Gérard Bertrand, is a rising star in the wine industry. Joining the family business at a young age, Emma brings her passion for design and her expertise in viticulture to the table. The Côte des Roses Art Edition, with its stunning bottle design inspired by the Mediterranean, is a testament to Emma’s creativity and vision. With a master’s degree in viticulture and oenology, Emma is at the forefront of innovation, constantly pushing the boundaries of winemaking to create exceptional wines that captivate the senses.

Featured Wine: Gérard Bertrand, Côte des Roses Art Edition, 2023, AOP Languedoc, France – $26.99

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s raise a glass to these remarkable women who are shaping the future of the wine industry with their talent, dedication, and passion. Cheers to Nathalie Longefay, Deborah Cox, Jeany Cronk, and Emma Bertrand, and may their wines continue to inspire and delight wine lovers around the world.

*Note: Prices mentioned are approximate and may vary depending on location and retailer.

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Regine T Rousseau