The 2020 Simone Awards
Celebrating women committed to making a difference in the world

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POMMARD, FRANCEChâteau de Pommard and the Simone Awards Board are proud to announce the opening of the 2020 Simone Awards and honored to reveal the name of this year’s Awards Ambassador: Mrs. Ludivine Griveau, Managing Director of the world-renowned Hospices de Beaune’s vineyards.

Launched in 2018, the awards celebrate and support women-led causes in their pursuit of a better world. Last year, 10% of the annual profits from the sale of Simone, Château de Pommard’s top cuvée, were donated to the winners’ causes. Carefully selected by the Simone Awards Board, the 2019 recipients truly represented the spirit of commitment. The awards for the first edition recognized three amazing women championing ocean conservation in South Africa, violence prevention through art in Canada, and connecting young people to the scientific community in the United States.

Inspired by them and many more committed women across the globe, the Simone Awards Board is thrilled to welcome Ludivine Griveau as the 2020 Simone Awards Ambassador. Mrs. Griveau is the first-ever woman appointed as Managing Director of the Hospices de Beaune vineyards. For the past five years, she has been in charge of more than 60 hectares of vines throughout Burgundy. Her role is to ensure the continuation of the hospital’s mission, thanks to the famous annual wine auction in Beaune, while driving necessary changes in a world where sustainability has become an ever more important priority. 

The Board will begin accepting nominations for the 2020 Simone Awards on January 21, 2020. The awards are open to any woman-run cause in any country or sector around the world, focused on positive outcomes. Winners are selected each year by the Simone Awards Board based on a variety of criteria, including the uniqueness, reach, and impact of each cause. Applications for the 2020 Simone Awards will be accepted until March 21, 2020. Winners will be announced on March 31, 2020. More info about the Simone Awards can be found here: 


About Château de Pommard and Famille Carabello-Baum

Every year, consumers and professionals from more than 80 countries around the world visit Château de Pommard to learn about the world of wine from Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) professionals and taste the purest expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from villages along the Route des Grands Crus. From the grape to the glass, guests experience Clos Marey-Monge, a geological marvel, and home to seven distinct clay and limestone-rich plots, now protected as one of the world heritage Climats of Burgundy by UNESCO. Founded in 1726, Château de Pommard combines three hundred years of savoir-faire and the innovative vision of Famille Carabello-Baum for the future. Wine lovers and critics agree the conversion to biodynamic viticulture is producing honest, energetic wines infused with an unmistakable sense of place while preserving the planet where we all live.


Media inquiries : Eléonore Six,,  +33 (0) 7 63 18 95 36

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