Chateau Ripeau, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, has been sold to the Gregoire family.
Chateau Ripeau has 15 hectares of vines located close to Chateau Cheval Blanc. The property had been owned by the Wilde family since 1917 and was being managed by Barbara Janoueix and Louis de Wilde. The Gregoire family, best known for the eponymous brand of grape harvesting machines, sold Chateau de la Riviere in Fronsac in 2013 but still own two other Bordeaux estates, Chateau Puynard in Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux and Chateau Bois Noir, Bordeaux Superieur. They also have a majority shareholding in Bordeaux negociant Vintex.