V&S News – Special edition – 20 september 2022

Date of publication : 20 September 2022

Château Maucoil changes hands

Château Maucoil, in Orange, is now owned by winegrower Bernard Duseigneur (Domaine Duseigneur in Châteauneuf-du-Pape) and Burgundian entrepreneur Jean-Philippe Girard, founder of the food company Eurogerm, specialising in ingredients and auxiliaries for bread-making, which he has handed over. He is the current owner of the Domaine Chantal Lescure in Nuit Saint Georges and chairs the attracting agency Dijon Bourgogne Invest.

The estate was sold by Frédéric and Benoît Lavau, and their partners, Charles Bonnet and Bénédicte Arnaud.

Château Maucoil comprises 43 hectares of organically grown vines, 26 of which are in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation,” Bernard Duseigneur, who will be in charge of production, told V&S News. “Our ambition is to go biodynamic.

Its exceptional terroir makes it one of the historical jewels of the appellation. In its edition of 5 May 2022, V&S news already announced this sale, the last stage of which has just been completed, accompanied by the firm Wine Objectives.

After a complete renovation of the buildings and with an investment of several million euros, the new owners wish to develop a wine tourism activity. “The aim is to create a reception area with around thirty rooms.

Wine-related activities-tastings, more advanced initiations, etc. will be offered,” says Bernard Duseigneur.

In terms of timetable, we would like everything to be operational for the 2025 season. The winery will also be rebuilt.