The first luxury hotel and restaurant facilities in a Premier Grand Cru Classé

Vendredi 23 juin 2017 par Vitisphere

The first luxury hotel and restaurant facilities in a Premier Grand Cru Classé

The owner of the Lalique glassworks since 2008 and of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey since 2014 in conjunction with the late Professor Dubourdieu, Swiss entrepreneur Silvio Denz is to combine the two in a luxury hotel and restaurant.  Closely modelled after the Villa René Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace, the complex will be set in the heart of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey. Aiming for the prestige of a five-star hotel and chateau, the facilities will also house unique examples of Lalique glassware.

I can assure you that there are some major changes in the pipeline in Sauternes! It is time to promote the vineyards and nurture ambition”, claimed David Bolzan, managing director of Silvio Denz vineyards, on June 19 during Vinexpo. The new venue mirrors the gradual shift in Sauternes towards wine tourism and is testament to Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s desire to lead the way. The property took the initiative of forwarding a request for information to Unesco on documentation required for the area to be listed as World Heritage, following in the footsteps of Saint-Emilion which is already listed. The aim is to prompt discussion within the area.

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Now heading up a wine group boasting 150 hectares on both Right and Left banks, David Bolzan has not forgotten his previous management role with shipping firm Cordier Mestrézat. “Now that I’m on the other side, I practice what I preached and that is a duty by estates to promote brands”, adding, “The Bordeaux wine merchants play a sales and logistics role. It is up to us to support them with the right tools, particularly receptive tourism facilities”. 


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