Acquisition of controlling interest in Château Laffitte Carcasset, Saint-Estèphe - December 2016
Client: Eden Villages / Pierre Rousseau
Details: Vineyard Intelligence acted as advisor to Pierre Rousseau in relation to the acquisition of a controlling interest in Château Laffitte Carcasset, located in Saint-Estèphe. The estate has been producing wine since 1781 and currently has approximately 30 hectares under vine.
Eden Villages belongs to Pierre Rousseau, president of Rapido Group, a private family-owned business that is one of the leading manufacturers of motorhomes in Europe. This is Pierre Rousseau’s first acquisition in the wine sector.
Vert de vin: Eden Villages buys Château Laffitte Carcasset
Terre de Vins: Saint-Estèphe : du changement à Laffitte Carcasset
Acquisition of Château Monbrun, Pomerol - October 2016
Client: Martin Krajewski
Details: Vineyard Intelligence acted as advisor to Martin Krajewski in relation to the acquisition of Château Monbrun in Pomerol. The estate includes approximately two hectares of vines situated and was formerly owned by the Dubois family. Martin Krajewski has renamed the estate Château Seraphine and intends to build a new house and cellars.
Vitisphere.com: La famille Dubois vend le Chateau Monbrun à Martin Krajewski
Acquisition of Château Puynard, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux - July 2016
Client: Andrew Eakin and Naomi Murtagh
Details: Vineyard Intelligence acted as advisor to Andrew Eakin and the Murtagh family in relation to the acquisition of Château Puynard in AOC Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux. The estate includes a fifteen hectare vineyard surrounding a beautiful 13th century chateau and cellars, which were extensively renovated by the property’s previous owners, Nicolas and Aurelie Gregoire.
Decanter.com: Bottle Apostle owners buy estate in Bordeaux
The Irish Times: Wild Geese: “When we walked into the vineyard, we knew it was right”
Acquisition of Château de La Crée, Santenay - April 2015
Client: Domaine Serene / Ken and Grace Evenstad
Details: Vineyard Intelligence acted as advisor to Domaine Serence in relation to the acquisition of Château de la Crée, situated in the village of Santenay in Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. The estate includes an historic chateau dating from the 15th century, a state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery and 10 hectares of vines on the Cote de Beaune, with parcels in Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay, including several Premier Cru sites.
Domaine Serene is located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Created in 1989 by Ken and Grace Evenstad the estate currently has approximately 100 hectares of vineyards planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and produces a range of award-winning wines: the Dundee Hills Evenstad Reserve Cahrdonnay came #2 in Wine Spectator’s Top Ten of 2016.
Decanter.com: Oregon’s Domaine Serene buys Burgundy vineyards.