AdVini, owner of Domaine Laroche in Chablis, expands its presence in Burgundy with the acquisition of Maison Champy in Beaune, as well as Domaine Laleure-Piot, in Pernand-Vergelesses.
Founded in 1720 and the first négociant to establish a base in Burgundy, its head office an outstanding historical building in Beaune’s centre, Champy is internationally acknowledged for the quality of its Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune Grands Crus and especially for its Corton, Corton Rognet, Corton-Bressandes and Corton-Charlemagne.
The owner of more than 22 hectares of vines in the Côte de Beaune appellation and of Domaine Laleure-Piot, one of the leading estates in Pernand-Vergelesses appellation, Champy farms the majority of its vines organically with the aim of protecting and enhancing the plots of these exceptional terroirs.
Head of Domaine Laroche, Thierry Bellicaud will be leading Champy, in support of Dimitri Bazas as director of vineyards and wine operations, vineyard manager Francis Simon, cellar master José Ramalho, and all the existing teams.
“I’m very glad to have been able to choose AdVini as the buyer of Champy. What they demonstrate with their outstanding vineyards, first and foremost with Domaine Laroche in Chablis, is a guarantee of permanence and success for a company that I led with passion. Dimitri Bazas and his technical team are involved in this new dynamic, and I’m delighted,” states Pierre Beuchet, the former owner of Maison Champy.
“We are very proud to be purchasing an iconic Burgundian company which dates back to the origins of négociant trading in Beaune and whose work attracts the attention of opinion leaders worldwide. We are taking over where Pierre Beuchet has left off to promote Champy and its estates in selected markets, taking advantage of our international network,” announced Antoine Leccia, CEO of AdVini.
The historical winemaking facilities and cellars of Maison Champy situated on Rue du Grenier à Sel in Beaune, a listed building inspired by the Eiffel School, are to be developed. An investment plan is to be implemented both for the vineyard and winemaking operations in order to further promote the wines and vineyards of Maison Champy.
With 2.195 hectares of vineyards, in the heart of the most famous French wine regions, AdVini has become the leading actor in France for terroir wines. The extensive portfolio includes Ogier and its Clos de l’oratoire des Papes in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; Antoine Moueix Propriétés with Château Capet-Guillier in Saint-Emilion and Château Patache d’Aux in Médoc; Domaine Laroche in Chablis ; Vignobles Jeanjean and the Mas La Chevalière in Languedoc ; Domaine Cazes and Clos de Paulilles in Roussillon; Château Gassier in the Provence Sainte-Victoire area ; Rigal and Château de Chambert in Cahors.
AdVini is also present in South Africa with the L’Avenir, a Wine & Tourism complex of 70 hectares, Ken Forrester, Bonheur Wine Estate, and Maison du Cap, and lastly in Chile with Vina Casablanca, 150 ha owned in partnership with Santa Carolina. AdVini’s Wine estates are increasingly growing in notoriety and recognition and export to 106 countries.