Irène Tolleret was elected mayor of Fontanès (Hérault, France) in 2014. She represented her town in the Grand Pic Saint-Loup community council, where she was vice-president in charge of European affairs. In 2015, after the regional elections, she became a member of the Hérault regional council.
Winegrower by profession, deeply committed to the enhancement of the wine wealth of her region, she fought for the extension of the geographical area of Pic Saint-Loup. She has repeatedly supported Europe's commitment to the development of the Occitania region through concrete projects on energy transition, economic development, innovation and solidarity.
In the 2019 European elections, Irène Tolleret was on the ninth position on the list “Renaissance” and was elected at the European Parliament. Since then, she is a member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, the Committee on Regional Development and the Committee on Agriculture. In addition, she is co-chair of the EP's Intergroup on Wine, Spirits and Quality Foodstuffs and is part of the Parliament's delegation for relations with Japan. She is also member of the European Food Forum.