France’s next 10 richest drinks barons

16. Christopher Descours

Worth: €1.1bn
Challenges 500 position: 76
Company: EPI
Sector: Clothing/Wine

Having made their money in clothes, especially their well-known ‘André’ shoe brand, in 2011 the Descours family continued the diversification of their business assets by acquiring Rémy Cointreau’s Champagne arm; comprised of the Piper and Charles Heidsieck brands.

In 2016 the family bought a majority stake in the Brunello di Montalcino label Biondi-Santi. They also own Château La Verrerie in Luberon.

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