Chinese investor Peter Kwok has acquired his seventh vineyard in Bordeaux with the purchase of Château Bellefont-Belcier, a Grand Cru Classé estate in Saint-Emilion.
Château Bellefont-Belcier extends to 13.5 hectares, close to Château Pavie on the Côte Pavie. Jean-Christophe Meyrou, general manager of Vignobles K, will manage this seventh Bordeaux estate of Mr. Kwok.
In a statement, Mr. Kwok said, “The village of Saint-Emilion reflects UNESCO’s heritage in all facets of its identity: the village, people, landscape and industry. Therefore, rather than in terms of privilege or duty, I see it as an honour for me and my family to have been part of the community of Saint-Émilion for the past twenty years.”
He continued, “Among the great châteaux, Château Bellefont-Belcier represents everything I love about this region. Its gently sloping hills, large castle and majestic trees make it a unique place in Saint-Émilion. Its wine cellar at the end of the century, in the Gustave Eiffel style, gives vinification here an extra meaning to its history. I can’t think of a better way to do my part in contributing to Saint-Émilion than by taking care of this amazing property. It is my honour to do so.”
The purchase price was not disclosed.