The 2019 Simone Awards

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Celebrating women committed to making a difference in the world

POMMARD, FRANCE, January 2019 – Château de Pommard and the Simone Awards Board have unveiled the 2019 Simone Awards Winners. The three 2019 recipients truly represent the spirit of commitment—selflessly impacting the lives of others and making our world a better place.

“These women deserve to have the spotlight. They deserve our support. What they do every day to impact the lives of others positively is selfless and represents the spirit of real commitment.”
Julie Carabello, Propriétaire of Château de Pommard and Creator of the Simone Awards

The Simone Awards
Inspired by women across the globe, Famille Carabello-Baum and Château de Pommard have launched the inaugural Simone Awards, celebrating and supporting women-led causes in their pursuit of a better world. Beginning January 2019, 10% of the annual profits from the sale of Simone, Château de Pommard’s top cuvée, will be donated to the winners’ causes..

2019 Simone Award Winners
This year’s winners include three amazing women from Cape Town South Africa; Montreal, Canada; and San Rafael, CA who have committed themselves to the lives of others.

Hanli Prinsloo, a record-breaking free diver, founded I Am Water in 2010 to increase awareness of and protect our global oceans. “I love the commitment to the land, water, quality and history the Château de Pommard team puts into Simone. As a true Capetonian, my two great loves are the ocean and good wine – I am honored to be a part of this beautiful story!” Hanli Prinsloo, founder & CEO of I Am Water.

Nathalie Hazan is a Montreal based artist and psychotherapist using art and technology to intervene, start communications and prevent violence in volatile communities. She always keeps her most significant commitment at heart: humanity. “I feel especially privileged to be part of an award that tells the tales of women who are so passionate about their causes that they dedicate their lives. The Simone Awards will drive me to shape the future of Raison d’Art with the same exceptional dedication with which I created it.” Nathalie Hazan, founder & president of Raison d’Art

Stori Oates caught the eye of the Simone Awards board thanks to her focus on young women, who are continually underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. “This award not only recognizes the work we are doing to provide research opportunities young women and empower underrepresented groups within the broader scientific community, but will also help support students as they tackle real-world issues and work to create a better world for all.” Stori Oates, MARC Program director

Nominations for the Simone Awards 2020 are now open
Nominations for the 2020 Simone Awards are now open. The Simone Awards are open to any women-run cause in any country or sector around the world focused on positive outcomes. Award winners are selected each January by the Simone Awards Board based on a variety of criteria including the uniqueness, reach, and impact of each cause. Submissions for the 2020 Simone Awards will close September 30, 2019.

More info about the Simone Awards here:



About Château de Pommard and Famille Carabello-Baum

Made by Nature in France. 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 the Famille Carabello-Baum for the future. The recent conversion to biodynamic viticulture is producing wines infused with an unmistakable sense of place while preserving the planet we live on. Wine lovers and critics agree the family’s cuvées are honest and energetic, displaying more intensity on the nose and extra vibration on the palate.

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

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