Wine estate sales

Wine estates

Wine estates sales are regularly taking place around the world as winemakers divide inherited land, combat the economic downturn or look to expand.

Several high profile sales have been made in recent years in key regions including Bordeaux, Champagne and California.

La Gaffeliere vines

St Emilion's La Gaffeliere 'plans for future' with triple estate purchase

12th November 2014

Chateau la Gaffeliere, the Saint Emilion 1er Cru Classe estate, has acquired 13 hectares of vines split across three estates by purchasing Vignobles Cassat in a deal that forms part of a long-term...

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Chateau L’Arrosée

Domaine Clarence Dillon makes second Saint Emilion purchase

5th June 2013

Haut-Brion owner Domaine Clarence Dillon has bought Chateau L’Arrosée, a Grand Cru Classé estate in Saint Emilion.

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Lorenzetti

Jacky Lorenzetti buys Chateau Behere vines

23rd May 2013

Property magnate Jacky Lorenzetti has beaten at least one First Growth in a fierce bidding war for Pauillac estate Chateau Béheré, whose vineyards lie next door to Chateau Mouton-Rothschild.

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Chateau Calon Segur

Calon Segur family wanted properties to go to French company

3rd July 2012

The Capbern-Gasqueton family of Calon-Segur was 'reassured' that its properties would remain in French hands, its new owners said today.

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Evening Land

Evening Land buys Beaune property

2nd July 2012

US-based wine producer Evening Land Vineyards has purchased Château de Bligny in Bligny-lès-Beaune.

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1855 Chateaux

Chateau Calon Segur reported sold

2nd July 2012

Chateau Calon Ségur, the renowned Saint Estephe third growth, has reportedly been sold to a group of French investors for around €200m.

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Kenwood

Banfi Vintners buys Kenwood Vineyards

4th April 2012

New York-based wine business Banfi Vintners has made its first foray into California with the acquisition of Kenwood Vineyards from sparkling wine and brandy producer Korbel.

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tony laithwaite

Laithwaites buys third Bordeaux estate

12th March 2012

Laithwaites Wine, the independent wine merchant begun in the late 60s by Tony Laithwaite, has purchased a third estate in Bordeaux.

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Scarlett Johansson Moet

Moet embarks on major expansion

7th March 2012

Moet & Chandon is undertaking a major expansion of its production facilities, in anticipation of rising global demand for Champagne.

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packer

Gaming billionaire ups stake in Treasury Wine Estates

21st February 2012

Casino and gaming billionaire James Packer has increased his stake in the world's second largest wine producer, Treasury Wine Estates.

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Katie Jackson

Jackson Family buys Clarendon vineyard

8th February 2012

McLaren Vale's renowned Clarendon Estate Vineyards - supplier of grapes to Penfold's Grange and Eileen Hardy Shiraz - has been bought by California's Jackson Family Wines.

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Lezongars

Chinese buyers snap up more Bordeaux properties

15th December 2011

More Bordeaux chateaux have been snapped up by Chinese purchasers in the last few weeks – all within a few miles of each other, in one of the most picturesque parts of the region.

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Gina Gallo

Boissets buy Mondavi house

14th December 2011

Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset have bought the former Mondavi house in Napa, according to reports.

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Zhao Wei

Chinese film star buys St Emilion property

6th December 2011

Chinese film star Zhao Wei has bought a St Emilion chateau for an undisclosed price.

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Skalli

Boisset buys Skalli

24th November 2011

Boisset has continued its recent spending spree with the company's biggest deal to date: the acquisition of rival French wine giant Skalli.

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Les Cordeliers

St Emilion debts force landmark sale

30th October 2011

Saint Emilion is being forced to sell off local landmarks in order to pay off massive debts.

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nueva rumasa

Nueva Rumasa sold to 'vulture fund'

25th September 2011

The financially-troubled Spanish food and drink group Nueva Rumasa has been sold for a reported €1.5bn.

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Piper_Heidsieck

Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck sale to EPI completed

2nd June 2011

French drinks group Remy Cointreau has completed the sale of the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne brands to Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles (EPI).

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Chateau Carmes Haut-Brion

Chateau Carmes Haut-Brion sold for record sum

13th January 2011

Château Carmes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux has been bought for €18m – a record price.

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