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Portraits of winegrowers

Château de La Rivière

In office for 22 years, general manager Xavier Buffo has worked various owners since his arrival at Château de La Rivière, the largest wine estate in Fronsac, a captivating, majestic fortress, planted on a hill overlooking the valley. Here, the traditional visit and-tasting has given way to rather original initiatives ... Of course, his widow remained marked by the tragedy and never returned to Fronsac, but she did not sell it and kept the team in place. The initial project to turn La Rivière into a luxury hotel was abandoned, but not the desire to open the chateau to wine tourism. I go once... Read more

Portraits of winegrowers

Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine de la Croix

You have recently arrived at the estate. What seduced you in Domaine de la Croix? Its major assets? The vineyard benefits from a unique terroir. From a geological point of view, schist soils...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château de La Rivière

In office for 22 years, general manager Xavier Buffo has worked various owners since his arrival at Château de La Rivière, the largest wine estate in Fronsac, a captivating, majestic fortress,...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château de Carles

A few decades ago, in its darkest hours, the wines of Fronsac were considered “medicine and virile wines” which were used to compensate weak blends of prestigious neighbors. Driving forces were...

Paolo Basso avec Axelle et Pierre Courdurié Portraits of winegrowers

Croix de Labrie

A confidential icon, that is what has become Croix de Labrie in a 6 years time since its acquisition in 2013 by Axelle and Pierre Courdurié. Coveted by the elite of connoisseurs, getting marks up to...

Paolo Basso et Marion Marker Portraits of winegrowers

Château de La Dauphine

Completed in 1750, the chateau owes its name to the Dauphine of France and mother of Louis XVI, Marie-Josèphe de Saxe, who stayed there shortly after its construction. Still today she could marvel of...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Cantin

Château Cantin is in the portfolio of Grands Chais de France, France’s number two wine merchant, whose famous brand ‘J.P. Chenet’ has gone around the world. The management and marketing of this Saint...

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