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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


Paolo Basso et Yohan Aubert Portraits of winegrowers

Vignobles Aubert

At a time when the vineyards of Bordeaux attract large investors, families can be seen as kind of survivors. But bearing the name of Aubert, a family business that has no less than 6 properties all...

Paolo Basso et Julien Salles Portraits of winegrowers

Château Ripeau

New labels, cultural revolutions, new setting: the new owners want to propel the wines of Château Ripeau into the future and at the top of the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé appellation. The Grégoire...

Portraits of winegrowers

La Grâce Dieu des Prieurs

Five years ago, the estate La Grace Dieu des Prieurs, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, was bought by Andreï Filatov, a Russian businessman passionate about art and chess. Then entrusted to architect Jean...

Sophie Castel et Paolo Basso Portraits of winegrowers


If the vine is an intergenerational plant of which one harvests the grapes that others have planted, the conquest of new markets is also an intergenerational dynamic, which cements, at Castel, the...

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...