• Château Gaby/Moya
    Completed in 2016
    In 2016, Vineyards-Bordeaux realized the sale of Chateau Gaby and Chateau Moya, including stock from both chateaux for €14.5m to an American businessman the founder of publicly traded Lumber Liquidators and Sun Hydro the Hydrogen fuel company.

Château Gaby/Moya

Appellation

AOC Canon-Fronsac & AOC Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon

Vendor

SANNE Trust Company Limited

Acquirers

BAM Vineyards

The seller purchased the estate in 2006 and invested considerably in expanding the estates, improving infrastructure and renovating the chateau residence at Gaby. In 2012, Chateau Gaby received the coveted first place for its 2008 vintage in the Grand Classement des Vins de Bordeaux blind tasting. He also converted the estates to organic farming practices.

The new owner has purchased the 17.5 ha of Gaby and 8.2 ha of Moya, both organic vineyards, which he adds to Chateau du Parc, St Emilion Grand Cru purchased earlier this year from Alain Raynaud. The buyer will add a fourth estate which he is expected to take ownership of in December.

SAGECO, Accountancy firm in Libourne, led by Thomas Blanchard and Hubert Biard of CVS Avocats advised the buyer while avocat Alexis Gaucher-Piola and Philippe Gaudrie of SAGECO advised the seller.

Client's Perspective

I have appreciated organic foods since my twenties and feel that US consumers are developing an increasing interest in organic farming practices. It is my hope that I can use my enthusiasm for the environment and background in nationwide distribution to advance a selection of commercially successful quality organic Bordeaux wines.