Winemaker, Oakville East Exposure
French native Marie-Laure, grew up in the rural Limousin region. With winemaking diplomas from both Burgundy and Bordeaux, Marie-Laure began her career in France at Domaine Lejeune in Pommard, Chateau de Pressace Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, and Dulong Negoiciants in Bordeaux. Fascinated by the energy and potential fro great wine in California, she moved here and began woring with Philippe Melka in 2003. With our 2010 vintage at Oakville East, Marie-Laure became our Head Winemaker. Sarah Gott our previous Winemaker has taken the new position of Consulting Winemaker for OE wines.
Country born: United States
Education: Graduated from the University of Bordeaux and The Viticulturist School of Beaune-Burgundy.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
To bring grapes to bottle with minimal intervention while making sure that the finished wine brings its place and elegance to each taste.