A Thoughtful and Passionate Leader
As president of Boisset Family Estates, Jean-Charles Boisset leads one of the most prestigious, family-owned, wine companies in the world. Under his watchful eye, Jean-Charles continues to expand the family business with a fierce commitment to sustainable, organic, and Biodynamic® farming and the wine lifestyle. Today, the Boisset family’s historic vineyards extend from the rich terroirs of Burgundy and the South of France, across the globe to California’s Napa Valley and Russian River Valley.
Born in the village of Bougeot in the historic wine region of Burgundy, France, Jean-Charles’ destiny as a world-class winemaker was meant to be. His parents Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset founded the family’s first winery in 1961 with the same innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that Jean-Charles carries on today. He is also dedicated to sharing his vision of the wine world, which is centered on family, passion, history, innovation, a commitment to fine wines, and a dedication to sustainable winegrowing.
The international wine community continues to recognize Jean-Charles for his leadership and innovation in the winemaking industry. He has been named to Decanter magazine’s annual “Power List” every year since its first publication in 2007. In 2008, Jean-Charles earned the titles of “Meininger’s International Wine Entrepreneur of the Year,” and Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “Wine Innovator of the Year”.
The French America Foundation awarded him their first-ever French-American Partnership Award in 2013 for creating a strong and enduring French-American partnership. In 2014, Haute Living magazine named him to the “Haute List San Francisco,” and JFK University named he and his wife, Gina Gallo-Boisset, their 2014 "Entrepreneur's of the Year”. Jean-Charles also serves as a member of several boards of directors and is active in a number of environmental groups around the world.
Jean-Charles Boisset serves as president of Boisset Family Estates, one of the world's leading family-owned wine companies, with wineries in Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhone Valley, the South of France, and expertise in French sparkling wines.
Melissa is one of the pioneers of direct-to-consumer marketing and e-commerce in the wine industry. She co-founded 1-800WineShop.com in 1998 with her husband John, which later became a multi-million dollar company. They created the first nationwide wine direct selling company using the model of in-home-wine tastings through a network of independent representatives, which grew to amass thousands of consultants across the country. As a busy mom, Melissa’s passion is empowering others to build their own entrepreneurial wine career that works around family and life. She is excited to be a part of the Boisset family because of their commitment to crafting only the best wines, innovation, sustainability, and lifestyle. Melissa lives in Napa Valley, CA with her husband John and their three children.
We are so excited to welcome Catherine Scott to the Boisset Ambassador Program as our Director of Sales & Field Development! Catherine has an amazing background working with some of the top companies in direct selling including Stella & Dot, Swarovski, Melaleuca, and Chloe & Isabel. Catherine is passionate about social selling, entrepreneurship, marketing and developing lifestyle brands. She loves being a mom of two and living in beautiful North Carolina. Having Catherine on the east coast will be a wonderful addition to our west coast home office team. In her new role Catherine will have national responsibility for field strategy, tools, and training that will propel our growth and the success of our Ambassadors.
After joining the Boisset family in May of 2012 with the launch of Boisset Wine Living, Laurie has been integral in helping grow the program from its infancy. As the Manager of the Sales Support Team, she oversees the operational aspects of the business and takes great pleasure supporting the growing team of Ambassadors as well as their customers and wine society members.
Laurie has a diverse background of experiences, but her primary focus has been on customer care and office management. Her strengths in operations management, field marketing, team-building and corporate training and development all enable her to tackle the most challenging of circumstances with ease. She has over ten years of experience in the wine industry and over eight years in Internet technology.
For decades, the Boisset family has been committed to achieving organic and Biodynamic® designations at all of its family vineyards. Jean-Charles and the rest of the Boisset team have worked tirelessly to integrate these standards into each vineyard’s farming practices and winemaking processes. Boisset is committed to raising the bar and setting the highest standards for responsible and sustainable winemaking. We call this revolution in sustainability, Vinocology™. Find out more