"Although we run a wine retail business when it came to buying a vineyard in France we knew that we needed some expert advice. A winemaker friend in Bordeaux recommended that we contact Alex and I am very glad that we did. He quickly understood what we were looking for and selected several interesting properties, from which we eventually chose Château Puynard. From then on Alex took care of everything, from organising a soil survey to finding a winemaking consultant to advise us following the purchase. He is extremely professional, honest and diligent and was a pleasure to deal with. I would advise anyone thinking of buying a vineyard to speak to Alex first."
Clos Cantenac and Château Séraphine
"Following my sale of Château de Sours I started to search for another high quality but small Bordeaux property, preferably in Pomerol. This is a difficult place to buy at the best of times, so I contacted Alex Hall of Vineyard Intelligence. Alex is extremely well connected with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Bordeaux market and displays a very strong technical acumen and keen commercial sense of business when assessing winemaking properties. He also possesses the essential qualities of sound judgement, absolute discretion and integrity along with the determination to see the job through. With his help we were successful in identifying and acquiring a property in Pomerol and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking to purchase an estate in Bordeaux or beyond."
President, Domaine Serene
"Alex was a great asset in our search for a domaine in Burgundy and our acquisition of Château de la Crée. We particularly appreciated his understanding of the complexities of purchasing an estate in France, his technical know-how and his ability to communicate with the many different people involved on both sides of the transaction."
"My recommendation to anyone considering buying a wine estate in Bordeaux (and beyond) is to talk to Alex. First, I have never seen a For Sale sign outside a Chateau, so inside knowledge is invaluable. Second, traditional estate agent fees are very high (one who approached us with an unsolicited offer in 2010 wanted 9%) and Alex is expert in understanding how to get the best value from the system. Third, even if you were buying through an agent, I'd recommend Alex undertake due diligence before you sign anything. Finally, Alex understands how a wine estate ticks from the ground up. I'd make sure you have him on your side."