Domaine Leroy ‘not for sale’

The owner of one of Burgundy’s leading estates, Domaine Leroy, has quashed rumours that the property was up for sale.

Lalou Bize Leroy; Photo credit: Colin Hampden-White

Earlier this month the rumour mill went into over-drive that Domaine Leroy and its négociant business Maison Leroy were on the verge of being sold, with luxury group LVMH apparently in the running to snap up the estate for quite astronomical sums.

It is, however, not true. In an email to Jancis Robinson MW (which was shared online), owner Lalou Bize-Leroy (pictured) made it quite clear that: “Following the rumours circling on the net, we can confirm that: neither Maison Leroy nor Domaine Leroy are for sale.”

A leading proponent of biodynamic viticulture and a former co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Bize-Leroy is regarded as one of Burgundy’s foremost winemakers and one of the most impressive not least because of her apparently boundless energy even now in her mid-eighties.

Given her age and no clear indication what will happen to her estate once she dies and the fact that big companies have been moving to purchase estates in the region, one can imagine how rumours of this sort get going.

For now, however, it is categorically not the case.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

Subscribe to our newsletters

Events & Administrative Assistant

The Drinks Business
London, UK

Head of Sales and Marketing

The Lyme Bay Cider Co Ltd
UK

Brand Manager

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Southern Regional Account Manager

Speciality Drinks
England, UK

Northern Regional Account Manager

Speciality Drinks
England, UK

Fine Wine Buyer

FINE+RARE Ltd
London, UK

Awards Sales Executive – France

Decanter
London, UK

Sales Executive / Brand Ambassador

Elixir Distillers
London, UK

Brand Development Executive

Elixir Distillers
London, UK

Sales Administrator

Company details: Advised on application
London W1

Pink Rosé Festival

Cannes,France
7th Feb 2019

Wine Paris

Paris,France
11th Feb 2019

IBWSS UK

London,United Kingdom
11th Mar 2019
Click to view more

The Global Fortified Masters 2018

Deadline : 25th January 2019

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2019

Deadline : 28th January 2019

Click to view more

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

The Global Beer Competition

View Results

Click to view more