A Weekly Podcast

May 10, 2022

Special Guest





CEO & Co-Founder, Champagne Rendez-Vous, France

One on One Ramzi Saade

Fiona was born in Lyon, France and moved to Montreal, Canada in 2004 from which she began to evolve in the North American market and culture.

After an early beginning in luxury hospitality and in the high-end tea industry, Fiona arrives in New York City in 2012, which marks a new stepping-stone in her carrier.

It is as one of the most renown 1st Growth Sauternes, Château Guiraud that Fiona starts to make her mark in the US Market, as the Brand Ambassador for North America. For more than 2 years, she is building the brand’s recognition and identity, in charge of the sales and Marketing development and builds the reputation of the Château on the American and Canadian markets.

Early 2014, Fiona goes back to her native roots in France to continue and build her wine knowledge, as Sommelier and Head Sommelier in France in two prestigious Michelin star restaurants in Saint-Tropez and in Lyon.

End of 2014, Fiona takes on new Challenges, this time in the new world, spending 3 years working for two of Chile’s top wineries– Viña Lapostolle & Viña Errazuriz – developing the brand’s strategy & sales in the US.

In July 2018, Fiona takes a new role, as VP America for Champagne Jeeper, the co-owned Champagne House of Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, building the brand and its distribution across the US, which allows her to embrace the beautiful world of Champagne.

After spending 10 years in the wine business, in the fall 2019, Fiona begins a new adventure with her partner, a brand new project, and launches her own company, a direct to consumer business based in California along with her own brand of Champagne, Champagne Rendez-Vous, the first digital native champagne brand in the US. The start of a whole new chapter.

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