Elizabeth Padley, young chancellor and ambassador of the Saint-Emilion wines in London
A word from the
About the Chancellery
Founded in 1983, when the British Chancellery (created in 1970) was divided into two
London and the south of the United Kingdom
Gerald Sacks (Honorary Chancellor)
Number of members
Elizabeth Padley is an English lawyer whose expertise in international employment law is recognised throughout the world.
A wine enthusiast, she is a graduate of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Wine Scholars Guild.
A lover of French wines, she regularly takes part in tastings and is a member of renowned wine clubs. Her passion has led her to build up a private cellar, made up exclusively of Saint-Émilion wines, which she buys directly from the châteaux and négociants during the primeur offers.
In 2023, Elizabeth Padley took over from Gerald Sacks and became Chancellor of the Jurade de Saint-Emilion in London.
from the chancellery
MORE ABOUT ELIZABETH PADLEY
“I understand that presently I am the youngest and only female Chancellor in the Jurade. I am conscious of the great honour and privilege it is to take on this role. I am excited to support the Jurade and to arrange inclusive events to share showcase the wines and wine makers of this incredible appellation.”
MORE ABOUT GERALD SACKS
Gerald Sachs was the Southern Chancellor for a decade and dedicated his time to producing a well-attended programme of events for Jurade members of this Chapter both at home and abroad. Gerald remains a honorary chancellor and is supporting Elizabeth with her transition into the Chancellor role
VISITS AND WINE-TASTING EVENTS
The London Chancellery regularly organizes wine-tasting events in the south of England to present the wines of Saint-Émilion to wine clubs and other interested groups and also to raise funds for charities.