The estate is linked to two brothers, Cyrille and Nicolas Grégoire, who are the unfortunate heirs of James Grégoire, owner of Château La Rivière, who died suddenly in a helicopter accident in 2014. In order to honor the wish of their father to own one day a Grand Cru Classé, they buy the Château Ripeau in 2015. Located in the Saint-Emilion appellation, the vineyard of a single tenant extends over more than 16 hectares. The Château has a magnificent terroir, classified in Saint-Emilion since 1954, including the famous blue clays, treasure of Pétrus, pretty neighbor.
Passionate about the vineyard, the brothers Gregoire decided to give a new impetus to the property. In the vineyard so as in the cellar, they work to awake and sublimate the extraordinary potential of this terroir.
The metamorphosis of the Château Ripeau includes an ambitious project of a complete renovation of the buildings and the modernization of the tools of work: the objective of the young owners is to put the high technology at the service of the wine in a total respect of the environment and the soil class.
The enthusiastic wish of the Grégoire brothers: “Making Château Ripeau a great wine is ultimately only doing justice to this exceptional terroir worthy of the greatest. We cannot wait to build a new showcase in Ripeau. Haste to make him live his metamorphosis. Looking forward to extracting from his magnificent promise soil.” The perfect definition of a Rising Star according to U’Wine.