Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 50 – 415th December, 2012 by Lucy Shaw
47. ISABELLE LEGERON MW
A standard bearer for the natural wine movement,in 2011 Legeron, France’s first female MW, co-founded the Natural Wine Fair with Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrène. Held in London Bridge, the fair featured talks from the likes of natural wine pioneer Nicolas Joly of Château de la Roche aux Moines in the Loire.
It was a sell-out success, spawning a second fair this year, RAW, in which she went head-to-head with Wregg’s Real Wine Fair and pulled in thousands of punters across three days this May, despite the fair overlapping with the London International Wine Fair.
The self-confessed “crazy French woman” plans to repeat the coup next year.