She is the Grande Baillive of the Confrérie des Baillis de Pouilly-sur-Loire. This Brotherhood of Baillifs of Pouilly-sur-Loire brings together devotees and producers of Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire wines. What is striking is her open-mindedness, desire for harmony, and her sharing spirit. This accomplished winemaker was trained by her father, Serge, the best-respected vintner of Saint Andelain. She and her sister Florence are the “Daughters” of the Dagueneau domaine. Her smile is ever-present in the winery, and her cheerfulness touches people’s hearts.
As busy as like a bee,
Yet generous is this dame.
Caring for the Baillis*
As the Vestals tended the flame.
When called as a mediator,
She’s down from her tractor
And off to bring her people around
At the wheel of her vintage Aronde…**
*Pronounced bye-yee, with a silent ‘s’
**Iconic Simca family vehicle, 1950s-1960s