Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 40-31

12th December, 2012 by Lucy Shaw

37. CAROL DUVAL- LEROY

AGE: 57
In 1991, Duval-Leroy joined the likes of Barbe-Nicole (Veuve) Clicquot and Lily Bollinger as one of only a few women to run a Champagne house. After the sudden death of her husband, she became chairwoman of Champagne Duval-Leroy, one of the last family-owned houses in Champagne. She has worked tirelessly to modernise the production process, develop distribution channels, increase the product range and expand into new export markets. Raising the quality of the Champagnes she produces remains at the forefront of Duval-Leroy’s agenda, leading to the recent launch of an organic range. In 2007, Duval-Leroy became the first female head of the Association Viticole Champenoise.

3 Responses to “Top 50 most powerful women in wine: 40-31”

  1. Steve Webb says:

    I do hope Sandrine Garbay is top – she does after all make the best wine in the world bar none!

    • Martin Campion says:

      Steve, Sandrine comes a close second, but top spot surely goes to Katharina Pum. Berenice Lurton is # three, obviously.

  2. I would Tanya Torr right up very close to the top .

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