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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

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Bernard Audoy et Nelson Chow Portraits of winegrowers

Château Cos Labory

It was a welcoming man with a benevolent face who opened his door to Nelson Chow, president of the sommeliers of China and Hong Kong, last October. Here, you cannot start a visit of Château Cos...

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Léoville Poyferré is now run by a woman! After almost 40 years presiding over the destiny of the chateau, Didier Cuvelier left over the reins to his cousin Sara Lecompte-Cuvelier in 2018. Last...

Alain Brumont et Nelson Chow sur la parcelle de La Tyre. Portraits of winegrowers

Vignobles Brumont

He knows every single pebble, has dug holes everywhere he says laughing, studied, analyzed every inch of his land ... Alain Brumont quickly realized that it was not at the bottom of the valley that...

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Château La Haye

This rough diamond from Saint-Estèphe was taken over by the Cardon family in 2012. Chris Cardon, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, manages the estate with his son-in-law Lloyd Lippens. Hectare after...

Portraits of winegrowers

Société Gimex, innovation & quality!

Founded in Palaiseau 28 years ago, Gimex specializes in standard packaging, customization and more specifically in bottle packaging.   What makes Ice.bag® successful for years? At first, wine...

Ariane Khaida Portraits of winegrowers

Duclot: Into the limelight

The house Duclot has the discreet charm of the historic merchants of Bordeaux, recognized for its professionalism. Since her arrival in 2014, the dynamic Ariane Khaida has done ground work to give...

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