Meet the team

VSF is owned and run by husband and wife duo Paul and Claire Mottershaw. Having done their time in the City of London they decided to relocate to the South of France with their two children 12 years ago and have since been at the helm of the VSF Group for 10 years.

The team they lead includes a host of recognisable faces hailing from the wine trade, yachting industry and other fields and we are proud to say that everyone in the business has passed their WSET exams. Two members of the wine team are also WSET Diploma holders. This means you can expect wine knowledge whoever you speak to.

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    Claire Mottershaw


    Favourite wine: Pahlmeyer Chardonnay

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    Nigel Darby

    Senior Wine Consultant

    +33 (0)7 83 94 47 37

    Favourite wine: Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia

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    Cecilia Lindstrom

    Wine Consultant

    Favourite wine: Grosset Polish Hill Riesling

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    Leyla Alieva

    Wine Consultant

    +33 (0)4 22 10 67 70

    Favourite wine: Château d'Esclans Les Clans Rosé

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    Sarah Jameson

    Senior Wine Consultant

    +33 (0)4 22 10 67 70

    Favourite wine: Louis Roederer Vintage Rosé Champagne

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    Chris Fillion

    Head of Logistics

    +33 (0)7 83 78 75 77

    Favourite wine: Montes Cabernet Sauvignon

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    James Walsh

    Delivery Driver

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    Thierry Cazorla

    Financial Controller

    +33 (0)4 22 10 67 70
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    Head of Attention Seeking

    Favourite wine: Human food

Palma de Mallorca

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    Ruth Kirwan

    Wine Consultant

    +34 630 355 974

    Favourite wine: Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault Genevrières

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    Caroline Floyd

    Wine Consultant

    +34 971 870 640

    Favourite wine: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc


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    Federico Dazzi

    Wine Consultant

    +39 0586 076864

    Favourite wine: Masseto Tenuta dell’Ornellaia

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    Christelle Briois

    Wine Consultant

    +39 320 602 8236

    Favourite wine: Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria