Audebert to head up Rauzan-Ségla and Canon

24th June, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

French winemaker Nicolas Audebert is to leave Cheval des Andes in Argentina to become the managing director of Château Rauzan-Ségla and Canon in Bordeaux.

Audebert, who has worked as chief winemaker of LVMH-owned Cheval des Andes – a joint venture between Terrazas de los Andes and Château Cheval Blanc – for the past eight years, will move to Bordeaux in September.

“Malbec arrived in Mendoza from Bordeaux more than 150 years ago. I am taking the same route back to my roots; back to France,” Audebert said in an email statement.

“I am leaving Argentina after 10 years of incredible adventure. A new one is starting for me now. I’m a lucky man as I have been offered the opportunity to lead two fantastic châteaux, one in Margaux, the other in Saint-Emilion.

“I will put all my passion and expertise into this new challenge at the service of the two historical properties,” he added.

Audebert is expected to begin his role working alongside John Kolasa, the current director of the two Chanel-owned estates, before taking over as director when Kolasa retires.

Scotland-born Kolasa has directed Margaux second growth Rauzan-Ségla since 1994 and Saint-Emilion premier grand cru classé Château Canon since 1996.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
M3/M4 corridor

Media Sales Manager - Hong Kong

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Regional Account Manager

New Generation Wines
London, UK

Experienced Sales Account Manager – On Trade

Cantina Goccia
London and the south, UK

National Sales Manager – Premium Drinks

Core Recruitment
London based with national travel

Wine Trainee

Stone, Vine & Sun
Twyford, near Winchester, Hampshire

Senior Technologist - Drinks

Conviviality Group
London, UK

Procurement Manager

JF Hillebrand Global Beverage Logistics
Essex, UK

Porter & Laker Manager

Porter & Laker
Essex, UK

Sales Manager & Brand Ambassador - Southwest

Salcombe Distilling Co.
Southwest of England - reporting to Salcombe HQ, GB

Head of Marketing

ATOM Supplies
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Private Client Sales Manager

Cult Wines
Hammersmith, London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 24th February 2017

The Prosecco Masters 2017

Deadline : 24th February 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 3rd March 2017

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters

The Global Rosé Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the launch of the Global Rosé Masters 2016.

The Prosecco Masters 2016

Now in its third year, the competition will reflect the growth in popularity of this fresh and exciting sparkling wine from the picturesque regions of Veneto and Friuli.

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2016

After the success of last year’s competition that judged over 250 wines from no less than 16 countries, the drinks business is proud to announce the third year of the Global Pinot Noir Masters

Click to view more