Could Chateau Fauchey be the shape of future Bordeaux vineyard sales?

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Bordeaux vineyard Chateau Fauchey sold by Maxwell-Baynes Vineyards

So many strands significant to the Bordeaux wine region’s future are woven into the deal we at Maxwell-Baynes put together for Chateau Fauchey vineyard. They include the trend to organic cultivation, the development of fine wine tourism and an ever growing Chinese stake in the area.

Successful Bordeaux Vineyard Sale Has Many Strands.

So many strands significant to the Bordeaux wine region’s future are woven into the deal we at Maxwell-Baynes put together for Chateau Fauchey vineyard. They include the trend to organic cultivation, the development of fine wine tourism and an ever growing Chinese stake in the area.

Our clients, the Emmanuelli family,  bought the Chateau Fauchey estate on the right bank of the Garonne in 2010. Immediately they set about uprooting and replanting the vines, established organic farming and were awarded certification in 2013. They restored the 15th century chateau to create a “chambre d’hotes” business whose lovely rooms all have superb vineyard views.

The buyers are property investment company Profitsun Holdings (Hong Kong). Its president, Mr. Xu, told us they were looking for a vineyard for sale – with a beautiful chateau – to welcome people belonging to their group and clubs. They added: “We intend to distribute the wines to members located mainly in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.”

Niche Local Expertise & Global Reach

The sale on 20th July 2017 involved making a series of subtle connections. This demanded all of  our niche local expertise coupled with our global reach as an Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, the invitation-only network of the world’s most proven and qualified specialists in luxury property. Lawyers Francois Gery, Yasong Lin (Bochamp Paris) and notaire Pierre-Jean Larbodie advised the buyer while notaire, Martine Verdon, advised the sellers with the support of ‘Safer’.

Amongst Bordeaux vineyards Chateau Fauchey has 6.5ha AOC Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux vines

Chateau Fauchey with 6.5 ha AOC Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux vines

The property has approximately 25 ha (62 acres), of which 6.5 ha are AOC Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux vines. President Hugo Tian, wine expert and fine connoisseur who has lived in France since 1987, will manage the estate.

Mrs. Emmanuelli summed up: “Having poured my life into this property for the past seven years, it is particularly pleasing to see someone interested in organic agriculture and the architecture of this exceptional chateau, as well as a continuation of our wine tourism project.”

Since 2010 Chinese investors have bought more than 100 Bordeaux wine estates. If ever there is a template for successfully designing and delivering a sale in this vital market, we modestly believe it’s Chateau Fauchey.

A previous very happy vineyard buyer celebrated his purchase in an exceptional way, which we shared with you here on our blog last year Celebrating At Chateau Pabus

View our portfolio of Bordeaux vineyards for sale or if you are interested in properties, then please view our portfolio of Bordeaux residential properties for sale

If you have a vineyard to sell – or are interested in buying a vineyard in Bordeaux or the surrounding areas – please contact: Michael Baynes on 00 33 (0)5 57 84 08 82 or email: michael@maxwellbaynes.com