France’s next 10 richest drinks barons

12th September, 2017 by Rupert Millar

19. Frédéric Rouzaud

Worth: €785m
Challenges 500 position: 108
Company: Louis Roederer
Sector: Wine

Rouzaud (left) took over from his father Jean-Claude (right) as president of the Champagne Louis Roederer Group in January 2006, becoming the custodian of Cristal in the process.

The driving force behind all flagship companies in the family owned group, Rouzaud runs a tight ship at Champagne Louis Roederer, Champagne Deutz, Maison Delas in the Côtes du Rhône, Château de Pez and Château Haut-Beauséjour in Bordeaux, Ramos Pinto in Portugal, Domaines Ott in Provence and finally Roederer Estate and Scharffenberger Cellars in California.

In January 2007, the Rouzaud family acquired a majority share in second growth estate Château Pichon Longueville Comtess de Lalande.

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