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Buy an organic vineyard

If you feel tempted to invest in a vineyard and winery, and in particular in an organic one, then there are three currently for sale at Vignobles Investissment: One in Minervois La Livière with 80 hectares of grounds (2.5-5M €), one with 40 ha with panoramic views over the landscape in the Cevennes (1.5-2.5M €) […]

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Laroche winery sold to Jeanjean

The well known wine producer Laroche has now been sold to Jeanjean. Michel Laroche thereby concludes his efforts to sell the company that he has created. Laroche has vineyards and négociant activities in Chablis (100 ha of vineyards), in the Languedoc (Mas la Chevalière, 40 ha), Chile (Vino Punto Alto, 23 ha), and in south […]

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Buy a potential vineyard in Pomerol

Pomerol is a small appellation in Bordeaux with only 780 ha of vineyards. There is also a horse racing course. But they only have four races per year and they have now decided to close it and sell the land – so they are looking for buyers. The interesting thing about it is that the […]

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Constellation unloads six wineries for $234 million

Constellation, one of the worlds biggest wine producers, has sold six vineyards and eight brands for $234 million. the buyer is a new venture capital backed company called Ascentia that is run by Peter Ekman, who has previously been with e.g. Wine.com. Ekman is of Swedish origin but has lived in California for several years. […]

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Famous Languedoc winery sold to a Russian

Prieuré Saint Jean de Bébian is one of the most famous wine estates in the Languedoc and one of the first to be recognised as a quality wine producer. The wine guru Robert Parker has called it one of the greatest wines in Languedoc, but one has to admit that Parker is perhaps not very […]

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Chateau Latour for sale?

Château Latour, one of the five Premier Grand Cru Classés in Bordeaux, belongs to the fabulously rich French industrialist and financier François Pinault. According to persistent rumours (e.g. in TimesOnline) the chateau is now for sale. Pinault is said to have contacted the investment bank Lazard and asked them to discretely enquire for potential purchasers. […]

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Avignonesi in Tuscany sold to Belgian investor

One of the top producers in Montalcino In Tuscany has been sold to the Belgian business woman Virginie Saverys. The Falvi family will retain a 10% shareholding. Avignonesi has 109 ha of vineyards split on four estates, Le Capezzine, I Poggetti, La Selva and La Lombarda in Montalcino, just south of Chianti. www.wine-business-international.com

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Beaucastel buys Tourelles in Gigondas

Or to be more precise, the Perrin family, owners of the famous Domaine de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, has bought the Domaine des Tourelles in Gigondas. Tourelles is a highly regarded Gigondas vineyard with 9 ha of vines. www.vitisphere.com

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Chateau Montelena in California to be sold to a Frenchman

Michel Reybier already owns the famous Chateau Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux. Now he is extending is chateau collection with Chateau Montelena in California’s Napa Valley. The vineyard covers some 80 hectares and is perhaps best know for having produced one of the American wines that were part of the “Judgement of Paris” tasting that took […]

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Chateau Vignelaure changes hands

Chateau Vignelaure is one of the best known wine producers in Provence. It was recently sold to a Swedish-Danish couple, Bengt Sundström and Mette Rode Sundström. The seller was the Irish couple Catherine and David O’Brian. The property will now be run by the French oenologist Philippe Bru with winemaking experience not only from France […]

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Legendary Loire producer leaves his vineyard

Jo Pithon, one of the producers who have put Anjou on the map for excellent dry and sweet whites from the heavily underrated chenin blanc grape, has left the vineyard carrying his name. A few years ago he sold 90% of his Domaine to Philip Fournier, a local businessman, but continued to be in charge […]

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Champagne Jacquesson changes hands?

Jacquesson is a small, high-quality champagne house with a tradition of producing original and character-full champagnes from its 26 ha vineyards. The house is led by the Chiquet family headed by the jovial Jean-Hervé, responsible for external affairs, and his brother Laurent who is the wine maker. But the family only owns 51% of the […]

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Bordeaux classic Lillet up for sale?

Lillet is the classic Bordelaise aperitif. It is made from a base of wine with some herbs and spices added – a bit like a vermouth. There is both a red and a white variant, the white being the classic colour, a touch drier that the red one. Reports have that the privately owned company […]

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Clos Fourtet buys Chateau Poujeaux

Philippe Cuvelier, owner of Clos Fourtet in St Emilion, has bought Chateau Poujeaux in Medoc. Poujeaux is one of the ex-Cru Bourgeois wines (before Cru Bourgeois was suspended) and is located in Moulis in Medoc. The transaction is said to be valued at around €25 million for the 75 hectare property. Cuvelier bought Clos Fourtet […]

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Château La Pointe and Château Carignan sold

Château La Pointe, a Pomerol property with 25 ha, has been sold for an estimated 32-35 million euro to the insurance company Generali. They already own Ch La France in the region. Chateau Carignan has been sold for 11 M euro (it’s in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux) to an American based wine merchant called […]

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Domaine Huet in Vovray in American hands

One of the most famous producers of Vouvray (Loire) wines, Domaine Huet, was, according to our information, recently sold to a consortium of an American investor and one of Hungary’s leading wine makers, Istvan Szepsy. This follows the death of Gaston Huet last year. Noel Pinguet, who is a leading light in Loire, will continue […]

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Chateau Margaux sold

Corinne Mentzelopoulos regains full control of Chateau Margaux buying back what she did not own from the Agnelli family. The chateau is now back in the hands of the family that revived its reputation in the mid 70s. The value of the deal was not disclosed but the whole property is estimated to be worth […]

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