The Bouygues family acquires RdV Vineyard (Virginia, USA)

The Bouygues family acquires RdV Vineyard (Virginia, USA)

The Bouygues family turns to Virginia rather than California with the acquisition of RdV Vineyard

A breath of fresh air hits Lost Mountain

The RDV Vineyard property was acquired (and founded) in 2004 by Rutger de Vink, a great wine enthusiast. After two years of major work, the property was inaugurated. The property is located near Delaplane, in northern Fauquier County, Virginia. It covers 7.3 hectares which are planted only with red grape varieties, (50%) Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.
The winery produces approximately between 1,200 and 1,000 cases of Lost Mountain American Grand Cru and Rendezvous labels every year (wine reviews available here).
This week SCDM Domaines (Eutopia Estates, Bouygues families) announced the acquisition of this gem on the American East Coast. To continue the work done by the previous owner, the current winemaker Joshua Grainer will continue to lead the business as winemaker and general manager.
Eric Boissenot, famous Bordeaux oenologist (Châteaux Margaux, Palmer, Latour, Lafite-Rothschild, Montrose, Mouton-Rothschild…etc), already present at RDV Vineyard will continue to follow the property alongside Jean-Philippe Roby.

The Bouygues Family

Owner of different groups (construction, telecommunications, etc.), the Bouygues family has over the years formed a real wine group known as SCDM Domaines (Eutopia Estates). It notably includes Château Montrose, Château Tronquoy-Lalande (Saint-Estèphe), the 25-hectare Clos Rougeard estate in Saumur-Champigny (Loire), Domaine Henri Rebourseau (Côte de Nuits), Domaine de Métairie (Cognac) and La Truffière de Cément – ​​truffle farm in Chinon (Loire Valley).