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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 Laujac

We arrive embarrassed as we were slightly too late, and responding to our excuses, Mr. Duboscq gave a hint of a smile and said: “Here you are at the end of the world, nobody arrives on time!”....

Nathalie Haussmann Portraits of winegrowers

Haussmann, another way of saying ‘Paris’

Created in 2009 by Nathalie Haussmann via Haussmann Famille, a subsidiary of the Larraqué Vins International family group, the Haussmann brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. With a...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Lagrange

Matthieu Bordes, the director of Château Lagrange, takes pleasure in standing in front of the acres of vines, some of which are over 45 years old. This discreet Classed Grand Cru of Saint-Julien...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château La Haye

A tutelary and multi-centenary cedar of Lebanon you cannot escape thrones in front of the elegant Château La Haye, one of the oldest of Saint-Estèphe. It is said that the lovers Henry II and Diane...

Eddy Larme et Paolo Basso Portraits of winegrowers

Château Ferré

Eddy Larme, in his early 40s, showing a sprightly and kind temper, welcomes you in front of his house. According to him, he would be like his wines: “I want to make wines that stick to my mind”....

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Branaire-Ducru

François-Xavier Maroteaux, co-owner and chairman of Château Branaire-Ducru, says it up front: with 85% of classed growths, Saint-Julien remains the most homogeneous appellation of the Médoc...

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