Château Phélan Ségur sold to Belgian investor
ThE sAlE OF st-Estèphe’s Phélan ségur was confirmed on 5 september, with the 70ha property passing from the hands of brothers Thierry, laurent and stéphane Gardinier to Philippe Van de Vyvere, Belgian founder and CEO of sea-Invest shipping company.
Thierry Gardinier confirmed to Decanter that the handover of the business is planned for the beginning of 2018, and that director Véronique Dausse will remain in place alongside the entire existing team.
speculation about a deal at Phélan ségur had been growing in Bordeaux, and it follows a string of acquisitions in the region so far this year.
‘we have decided to devote the bulk of our future investments to the fine food trades and high-end hotel business,’ the Gardinier brothers said in a press release.
‘wine is one of our great passions and is still central to our business, so we will be keeping in close contact with our wine-growing friends.’
Château Phélan ségur has been owned by the Gardinier family since Xavier Gardinier bought the property in 1984. he died in July 2013. The Gardinier & Fils group owns Domaine les Crayères in Champagne and the Taillevent hotel group in Paris and london, Comptoir du Caviar in France and 500ha of orange farms in Florida.
‘My intention is for Phélan ségur to remain one of the great wines of st-Estèphe,’ said Van de Vyvere.