Sylvie Cazes buys Chateau Chauvin in Saint-Emilion
Sylvie Cazes buys first Right Bank Château
Sylvie Cazes, co-owner of Domaines Jean-Michel Cazes (Château Lynch Bages, Château Les Ormes de Pez, Château Cordeillan-Bages, Domaine des Sénéchaux, Xisto Roquette E Cazes…etc) and of the restaurant Le Chapon Fin (Bordeaux) buy for the first time a property on the right bank of the Garonne river to Ondet family. Château Chauvin was owned since 1891 by Ondet family.
Château Chauvin is a 15 hectares property located in the appellation of Saint-Emilion, close to Pomerol appellation and of the Château Cheval Blanc and the Château La Dominique. It is ranked to Grand Cru Classé. Currently the property produces 50,000 bottles of Grand Cru Classé and about 10,000 bottles of its second wine, La Borderie Chauvin (AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru).
Sylvie Cazes aims to medium term to continue to increase the quality of the wines of Château Chauvin, redefine the vineyard but also review marketing to be able to target the markets which correspond to her priorities.
The acquisition of Château Chauvin is also a family project for Sylvie Cazes who wish to work on the winery with her children (Pierre, François and Julie Regimbeau) and more specifically with her daughter. Her first major action as the new owner was to appoint Philippe Moureau, who used to work for Château de Pez and Pichon Longueville Comtesse, CTO of Château Chauvin.
Focus on Sylvie Cazes
This woman is not an unknown in the vineyards of Bordeaux. She worked for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, for the Council of Grand Cru Classé in 1855, for the Cultural and Tourist Centre for Wine (Bordeaux) and for Bordeaux-Saveurs. Since 2008 she is also Councilwoman of the City of Bordeaux, in charge of the promotion of the wine industry and wine tourism.
Jonathan Choukroun Chicheportiche
Website of Domaines Jean-Michel Cazes
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