One of the Medoc’s largest wine visiting the attractions ventures, La Winery, is to change hands this summer after owner Philippe Raoux agreed to sell.
Raoux, who developed La Winery and opened the doors to the centre for art, composition, food and wine in 2007, told Decanter.com that he will sell the project to the 'Merlaut/Lurton group' in order to concentrate on additional projects. While it is not yet confirmed, that is thought to be a allusion to Claire Villars-Lurton, niece of Antoine Merlaut, and her husband, Gonzague Lurton. ‘I bought the land for La Winery in 2003 to build this wine visiting the attractions centre, and to provide a base for my negociant and mail order wine business,' Raoux said. ‘Now it’s time for me to concentrate on my family.'Financial details have not been told.Raoux, whose family live in Paris, is subdue owner of Chateau d’Arsac in AOC Margaux. He also owns the Winemaker’s Collection,
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