OUR HISTORY

OUR HISTORY

Antoine Moueix : pioneer of a long and prestigious wine-growing tradition

1901
Antoine Moueix married Noémie Verbet.
1902

Birth of the Trading House founded by Antoine Moueix (1818-1955).

1925

Antoine Moueix bought Château Taillefer in Pomerol, in order to secure supply.

1929

Jean, Antoine’s brother, left Paris to join him in Libourne. Jean-Pierre, Jean’s son, decided to found his own wine trading company, and later went on to acquire Petrus.

1953

Acquisition of Château Tauzinat l’Hermitage in Saint Emilion Grand Cru by Antoine Moueix.

1990

Bernard Moueix (Antoine’s great-grandson) took over the family business and acquired Château Grand Renom, before selling the wine trading company in 1996.

The genesis of one of the greatest wine-growing dynasties ever 

In the small village of Liginiac in Corrèze, the Moueix are recognized and respected for having lived by and passed on two core values, essential to success: Discretion and Hard Work.

When Antoine Moueix (1796 – 1874), the first of the namesake, settled with his family in Lieu-dit Manzac on the Millevaches plateau, he had no idea that his descendants would establish one of the biggest wine dynasties in Bordeaux and California.  

His great-grandson Antoine (1878-1955) was the first to settle here.

The birth of the Antoine Moueix Wine Trading company

When Antoine Moueix (1878 – 1955) was summoned for military service to Libourne, he was very impressed by the quality of wine from the right bank, immediately sensing the immense potential of the terroir. It was here that he decided to set up his trading company in 1902.
 In 1925, aware of the need to secure supplies, Antoine Moueix bought Château Taillefer in Pomerol, then in 1953, he went on to acquire Château Tauzinat l’Hermitage, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru.

The economic crisis of 1929 and the division of the family business

Following the economic crisis of 1929, Antoine managed to convince his brother Jean to leave Paris and join him at Libourne. Jean’s son, Jean-Pierre, was to become a leading family figure: first a farmer and then owner of Pétrus, he opened the eponymous trading house near his uncle’s business. Bernard, Antoine’s great grandson, consolidated the family’s reputation in wine growing in 1990, with the purchase of Château Grand Renom on the south banks of the Dordogne, before selling the trading house on to Jean Leprince.

Antoine Moueix Propriétés today

Today, Antoine Moueix Propriétés walks in the footprints of their founder: discretion and hard work, passion for great terroir, good agricultural sense and social responsibility, for transmission of expertise and the pursuit of excellence in all areas.

Antoine Moueix Properties now boasts twelve estates in its portfolio: extending from north Médoc to the south banks of the Dordogne, these include the famous Château Patache d’Aux in Médoc, Château Liversan and Hanteillan in Haut Médoc, Châteaux Capet Guillier and Tour de Capet in Saint Emilion Grand Cru and Château Mirefleurs and Grand Renom in Bordeaux Supérieur.