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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

Château Trianon

Château Trianon, Grand Cru of the Saint-Emilion appellation, is managed by a duo: Dominique Hébrard, former CEO of the eponymous merchant and ex-administrator of Cheval Blanc, and the Bordeaux...

Paolo Basso, Hélène Brochet et Yves Delsol Portraits of winegrowers

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

A few months after they bought Château Montrose, 2nd Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Estephe, Martin and Olivier Bouygues bought Château Tronquoy-Lalande in Saint-Estephe in 2006. Rather than absorb this...

Georges Dadda et Corinne Leveilley Portraits of winegrowers

Château Panigon

In 2006 Georges Dadda and Corinne Leveilley arrived urgently at Château Panigon, taking over the family vineyard. A revolution was necessary to emancipate the asleep estate and assert its elegance....

Paolo Basso et Xavier Beaumartin Portraits of winegrowers

Château Hannetot

Xavier Beaumartin took over the reins of Château Hannetot in 2006. He chose to give a new impetus to the 4-hectare estate, with one desire: to offer its letters of nobility to the estate where he...

Philippe Casteja, Paolo Basso et Frederic Casteja Portraits of winegrowers


The modern wine trade follows the steps of a city in complete revival. It is anyway the image reflected by the honourable Borie-Manoux house whose headquarters in Bordeaux overhang Cap Sciences and...

Paolo Basso Portraits of winegrowers

Château Léoville Poyferré

The small appellation of Saint-Julien, just over 900 hectares, is the Rolls Royce of the AOPs of Medoc if we consider the number of Classed Crus per square meter. Among them, Léoville Poyferré,...