L’Art de Vivre provençal
With the agenda of a minister, a “cru classé” wine domaine, a range of natural cosmetics, the launching of the organization of the international Rosé Day and three children, Valérie Rousselle, the owner of Château Roubine who lives at full speed, always manages to be in good humour.
Born in Saint-Tropez, Valérie’s childhood was happy and carefree, after her studies she went off to a hotel school in Lausanne which led her to a career in the Barrière group in Deauville. LOVE STRUCK In 1994, Valérie visited Château Roubine, a vineyard property just a few miles from the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. She immediately fell in love with the place and together with some help from her parents, she managed to buy this treasure known to be one of the oldest in France. She was also successful in obtaining her oenology and viticulture certificate at the University of Wine.
High quality wines are obtained from the vines, the “crus classés” of Château Roubine are present on some of the best tables around the world. Château Roubine is today a leader in wine related tourism in Provence. Since opening the Mas des Candeliers, a charming guest house, the team concocts a multitude of activities concerning wine, in which the guests participate.
CREATOR OF A RANGE OF ORGANIC COSMETICS
Sens en Provence is the fruit of 7 years of research together with her friend, a pharmacist doctor Céline Destaing. “Our products are all made with natural ingredients including grapes and vine shoots, extracted from the biodiversity of my vineyard” explains Valérie.
Under Valérie’s leadership, the first edition of the international Rosé Day will be officially launched on June 22nd. The event brings together producers, distributors and those who promote rosé wine in France and around the world. The towns of Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Rio will also be involved with the event.