There are about 7000 chateaux in Bordeaux. It is estimated that between 300 and 400 of these are for sale. In addition, it is believed that even more chateaux will appear on the market in a few years because many producers reach retirement age without any obvious successor.
According to mon-viti.com it will become harder and harder to find buyers for these chateaux. This is probably true especially for the lesser-known chateaux in the less prestigious appellations. The price per hectare varies from 10 000 € to 3 million €. The most expensive chateaux are of course the Grand Cru Classé in Médoc and some Saint Emilion and Pomerol chateaux. In Castillon you can buy a chateau for between 15 000 and 20 000 € per hectare.
Big buyers are the Chinese and French business leaders in their 40s and 50s who have succeeded in their career and are now looking for a new one. More on: mon-viti.com.
(The chateau on the picture is not for sale, as far as we know. It is just for illustration as a beautiful chateau.)
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