Frans & Liz Roskam

Vignobles Frans Roskam was created in September 2005, when Frans and Liz looked towards the fabulous terroir of Chateau la Lauzette Declerq, in the Haut Medoc.

Frans Roskam is part of the 4th generation in the family Roskam-Brunot. The family passion for wine began in 1937, when his grandfather, Albert Brunot, bought Chateau Cantenac, a Grand Cru in Saint Emilion. Frans studied agriculture at the prestigious École Supérieure d'Agriculture de Purpan, in Toulouse.

After graduating with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, he would to study at the University of Oenology of Bordeux.

He would later begin working with his family at Chateau Cantenac as the Technical Director in 2002, while simultaneously working with La Lauzette.

Viticultural Experience :
Est. J.P. Moueix, Pomerol, France
Rudd Estate, Napa Valley, USA
Château La Tour Carnet, Haut Medoc, France
Château Cantenac and Château La Lauzette !


Liz was born and raised in a small town in the state of Illinois. She met Frans during an exchange program between the University of Illinois and the University in Toulouse which Frans attended l’ESA Purpan). After graduating in 2002, Liz moved to France to study viticulture and oenology at the University of Bordeaux.

In 2005, she will have become the first American to have received the National Diploma of Oenologie of Bordeaux.

Viticultural Experience :
Est. J.P. Moueix, Pomerol, France
Château Siaurac, Lalande de Pomerol, France
Vineyard 29, Napa Valley, USA
Dalla Valle , Napa Valley, USA
Château Cantenac and Château La Lauzette !


Frans and Liz actually reside at Chateau La Lauzette and manage more than 30 hectares of vines between the two properties



Frans & Liz Roskam
Château la Lauzette Declerq
5, Lieu Dit Couhenne
33480 Listrac-Médoc • France

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