The Lawrence family and Carlton McCoy, Jr. announce the acquisition of the Bordeaux estate Château Lascombes in Margaux into their portfolio.
This transaction marks the first acquisition by Lawrence Wine Estates in Europe, joining a portfolio that includes Burgess, Ink Grade and Stony Hill vineyard.
“We are honored to become the new stewards of such a historic estate. This château has some of the greatest vineyards in Margaux and our family looks forward to caring for Château Lascombes for many generations to come,” says Gaylon Lawrence.
The MACSF group (Mutuelle d’Assurances du Corps de Santé Français) has owned the estate for 11 years, promoting both wine quality and wine tourism. It has carried out land acquisitions and renovations, supervised by Dominique Befve who has managed the château since 2001. MACSF will continue to be involved as a minority shareholder in Château Lascombes.
“Château Lascombes is the largest estate in Margaux. With such exceptional vineyard holdings we are confident that we can craft some of the most exceptional wines in the region and we have full confidence that Delphine Barboux can achieve this. Château Lascombes is a special place, and we will spare no expense to ensure that we bring it to its full potential,” says Carlton McCoy.
About Lawrence Wine Estates
Since acquiring Heitz Cellar in 2018, owner Gaylon Lawrence, along with general manager and Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy, have been committed to acquiring unique estates and vineyards that make their mark on Napa Valley history. Each estate respects a traditional wine style and prioritizes innovative farming techniques to create wines that are the purest expression of place. Today, Lawrence Wine Estates is actively growing, creating an exciting and dynamic environment. This creates a valued and unique team culture in which winemaking and vineyard traditions are honoured and the spirit of entrepreneurship is celebrated.
The full article on Château Lascombes, its wines and its history, will be available in the next edition of Vertdevin Magazine.
Photo credit: MACSF, Château Lascombes