Hong Kong cru
Hong Kong entrepreneur Peter Kwok recently acquired Château Tourans, a grand cru winery in St Émilion. The purchase puts the tycoon at the helm of more than 40 hectares of vineyards in Bordeaux, with holdings in Pomerol and Lalandede-pomerol as well as St Émilion. Château Tourans’ 12.6ha of vineyards will be absorbed by the neighbouring Kwok-owned Château Tour Saint-christophe. This will bring the total area of the Tour Saint-christophe vineyards to about 20ha. Harvesting and vinifying of the Tourans terroir are already under way for the 2015 vintage. Kwok also owns Château Haut-brisson in St Émilion and the Pomerol châteaux La Patache and Cornaline.