Antoine Moueix : pioneer of a long and prestigious wine-growing tradition
Antoine Moueix bought Château Taillefer in Pomerol, in order to secure supply.
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.
Acquisition of Château Tauzinat l’Hermitage in Saint Emilion Grand Cru by Antoine Moueix.
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
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 in Haut Médoc, Châteaux Capet Guillier and Tour de Capet in Saint Emilion Grand Cru and Château Mirefleurs and Grand Renom in Bordeaux Supérieur.