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Bottles "sur lattes" in a cellar in Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte buys Champagne Henri Abelé

Champagne’s largest cooperative Nicolas Feuillatte is getting even bigger. Feuillatte recently bought the champagne brand Henri Abelé, which, since 1985, has been owned by the huge Spanish cava producer Freixenet. Henri Abelé sells around 300,000 bottles annually. The house has beautiful cellars in Reims. It does not own any vineyards. Instead, it has long-term contracts […]

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Winery and vineyards in Languedoc

Imagine if you would buy a vineyard in France!

It is important to choose carefully if you want to become a vineyard owner in France. If you are not staggeringly rich of course. One hectare of vineyard that is not in an appellation costs a reasonable (?) 14,200 euros. On average, the appellation vineyards cost 147,300 euros per hectare. But here too you can […]

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Chateau l'Hospitalet in La Clape, Languedoc

Gérard Bertrand buys neighbouring Mas du Soleilla in La Clape in Languedoc

Gérard Bertrand’s empire in Languedoc is growing. He recently bought Mas du Soleilla, a 22-hectare vineyard adjacent to Bertrand’s headquarters Château l’Hospitalet in the appellation of La Clape. Mas du Soleilla was founded by Peter Wildbolz and Christa Derungs, both Swiss. 2002 was their first vintage. Mas de Soleilla is, like the Château l’Hospitalet, certified […]

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How much do I have to pay for a vineyard in France?

The differences in price for one hectare of vineyard in various French wine regions have never been as big as they are today. If you are thinking of becoming a wine producer you should avoid the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy. One hectare Grand Cru will cost you over 4 million euros. And besides, they […]

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The price of vineyard land in France | Per on Forbes

Wine growing and wine making is agriculture. But if you look at the price of land for vineyards it does not have much in common with other types of agriculture, at least not in most wine regions. The average price for “appellation” (AOP) land in France was 136,000 euro per hectare according to statistics for […]

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The Chinese invest in Languedoc

Chinese wine drinkers are interested not only in luxury wines from the great chateaux of Bordeaux or from the top producers in Burgundy. Chinese BHC International Wine Assets imports every year 2 million bottles to China. 50% comes from the Languedoc. Here they find reasonably priced wines. When the company recently wanted to invest in […]

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Chateau Phelan Segur in the Medoc, Bordeaux

Do you want to buy a vineyard?

Searching for a vineyard to buy? Are you longing for a life among vines and steel tanks, tractors, regulations and bureaucracy? Then we know exactly where you should start looking. At least if you see yourself making wine in Provence, the Rhone Valley or Languedoc. The newly created company WINE Objectives offer vineyards for sale […]

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Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Bordeaux chateaux for sale. Want to become a chatelain?

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 it will become harder […]

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A sign saying "Vous entrez dans la commune de Pomerol"

Michel Rolland sells his Bordeaux chateau to a Chinese

The Rolland family, including the famous wine consultant and wine maker Michel Rolland, has owned Chateau Bon Pasteur in Pomerol in Bordeaux since the 1920s. Bon Pasteur has now been sold to a Chinese. Suton Pan is a financier and entrepreneur who also got two other chateaux in the deal. Chateau le Bon Pasteur, 6.62 […]

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Oak barrel in the aging and fermentation cellar. Chateau Bellefont Belcier, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Bellefont Belcier snapped up by Chinese buyer

The Chateau Bellefont-Belcier is said to be on the verge of being sold to a Chinese buyer, or perhaps already sold. It is also said to be the first “classified growth” to have been sold to a Chinese. The price has not been published but it is believed that classified chateau in Saint Emilion fetches […]

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Batard Montrachet vineyard

When the vineyard land is more expensive than your apartment

According to Le Journal du, famous Burgundy house Domaine Leroy has recently bought 7 ouvrées of Batard-Montrachet, one of the most exclusive white Grand Cru vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet. An ouvrée equals 428 m2 and is an old measurement for plots of vineyards in Burgundy which is still widely used here, probably because in Burgundy […]

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“Honey, I bought a vineyard!”

Not everyone has 50 million euros to spend on a vineyard. One of the most cost efficient districts in which to buy a vineyard is the Languedoc in the south of France. Although they make some outstanding wines there today the land prices are often moderate. And weather is nice! Anders Åberg is a Swede […]

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Constellation Brands buys Ruffino in Chianti

Constellation Brands is one of the world’s biggest wine producers. Ruffino is one of the biggest producers of wine in Tuscany with its core in Chianti. Constellation recently bought 50.1% of Ruffino. The price tag was 50 million euro (plus taking over debts of around 55 million euro). Constellation already owned 49.9% of Ruffino and […]

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Domaine la Rabidote

“Honey, I bought a vineyard!”

Not everyone has 50 or 100 million euros to spend on a vineyard (as was recently the price tag for Ruffino). One of the most cost efficient districts in which to buy a vineyard is the Languedoc in the south of France. Although they make some outstanding wines there today the land prices are often […]

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Chateau Lascombes, Margaux. Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Lascombes in Margaux sold

It is not often that one of the major chateaux in Bordeaux changes hands. Buyer is the French insurance company MACSF. Seller is Colony Capital, an American investment company. The price tag is not official but assumed to be around 200 million euros for around 100 hectares. In other words, 2 million euros per hectare. […]

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Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck champagne sold

The two champagne houses Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck have been sold. The previous owner, Rémy Cointreau, could not get the two champagne producers sufficiently profitable and have chosen to divest them. The buyer is a French family owned company called EPI who paid 412 M euro for the two houses, according to reports in […]

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Chateau Haut Brion

Record price for vineyard in Bordeaux

A chateau neighbouring Chateau Haut Brion has been sold at a record price. It is Chateau Les Carmes Huat Brion that has been bought by a Bordeaux based real estate company. The vineyards are 4.7 hectares, there is a park of 3 ha and a chateau of course. The vines are classified as AOC Pessac-Léognan. […]

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Chateau Petrus price list

How much does it cost to buy a vineyard? Well, between 14,000 and 1 M euro per hectare

Vineyard land prices vary enormously. Recently these difference have been accentuated rather than diminished. César Compadre writes in Terre des Vins on the situation in Bordeaux: Cheapest is of course ‘plain’ Bordeaux, i.e. vineyards with ‘just’ the Bordeaux appellation, in e.g. Entre-deux-Mers. There you can find land below 15,000 euro/ha. Most expensive are, no surprise, […]

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Russian wine producer buys vineyard in Languedoc

The Russian wine company Gerrus Group has bought a vineyard in the Languedoc region in France. Chateau des Deux Rocs is a 20 ha property in Cabrières, not far from Montpellier. Gerrus is active in Russia both as a négociant and as a wine producer, owning some 1400 hectares of vines. Read more:

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Chateau Rollan de By up for sale?

Chateau Rollan de By is a chateau in the northern Médoc that has in recent years acquired a certain fame, no doubt not to an insignificant degree thanks to the marketing skills of the owner, Jean Guyon. According to La Revue des Vins de France Guyon has put up Rolland de By for sale, and […]

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Jeanjean and Laroche becomes Advini

Some time ago we wrote that Laroche, the big wine producer based in Chablis, created by Michel Laroche, has been bought by the even bigger producer Jeanjean based in Languedoc, and that the merged company will get a new name. The new name has now finally been revealed: Advini. Jeanjean is perhaps not a familiar […]

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Chateau des Estanilles changes hands

Château des Estanille, in the Faugères appellation, is one of the leading wineries in Languedoc. It was created by and has been run by Michel Louison. Louison was one of the pioneers in making quality wines in the Languedoc. The buyer is Julien Seydoux, son of Michel Seydoux, a French business man and film producers […]

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Winery for sale – in Bulgaria!

Our spook in Bulgaria reports that there is a winery for sale in Bulgaria. the place is equipped with classic winemaking stuff: concrete fermentation vats etc. the property does not have its own vineyard but there are many grape growers in the wine region where it is located. The area is known for its red […]

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