The major French wine trade company was dominated by two families, the Borie
family and the Castéja
family. It was built in 1870 Pauillac
by Pierre Borie in Pauillac
founded under the name "Négociant Borie". The sons Eugène Borie (1862-1911) and Emile Borie (1865-1911) continued the wine trade, but then began in 1901 to produce wine from their own vineyards. Eugène sons Francis (1890-1953) and Marcel Borie (1892-1958) renamed the company "Eugène Borie Frères". In 1932, the brothers were still undivided Château Batailley
Bought. The brothers then decided in 1939 to split up.
The Château Batailley was divided, the larger part went to Marcel Borie, the smaller part under the name Château Haut-Batailley
to Francis Borie, who in 1941 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
bought. The latter was taken over by Francis' son Jean-Eugène Borie (1921-1998), Château Haut-Batailley by daughter Françoise Brest-Borie. Jean-Eugène Borie bought the 1978 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
and handed it over to son François-Xavier Borie. This is owned by Domaines François-Xavier Borie
(Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste) and also leads the Château Haut-Bailley his aunt. His brother Bruno Borie manages the company Châteaux & Domaines Jean-Eugène Borie
with several wineries.
At the breakup, Marcel Borie took over the part that gave birth to today's empire. After the Second World War (1939-1945) he moved the company headquarters to Bordeaux and changed the name to Borie-Manoux
. After his death, a new era began, for his successor was son-in-law Emile Castéja.
Pierre Eugène Castéja (1840-1912) was the son of the mayor of Bordeaux Pierre Castéja (1799-1863). His son Jean Castéja (1882-1955) married Renée Teyssoneau, whose wife Château Doisy-Védrines
acquired today from Olivier Castéja and not part of the Borie-Manoux empire. Their son Emile Casteja married Denise Borie (daughter of Marcel Borie) and took over after the death of his father in 1961, the management of the company, which he handed over in the 1990s to his son Philippe Castéja. This further expanded the company. In the 20th century was a number of prestigious Négociants
(Wine merchants) in Bordeaux, including Turpin Frères, Henri Moreau and Albert Duverger and finally in 1996 the majority of Drouet Frères.
Borie-Manoux owns the ten wineries Château Batailley
, Château Beau Site (1955), Château Bergat
Château du Domaine de l'Eglise (1973), Château Haut-Bages Monpelou (1970), Château Haut-Madrac, Château Lacroix du Casse (2005), Château Lynch-Moussas
. Château Trotte Vieille
(1949) and Château Pignon. The Olivier Castéja belonging Château Doisy-Védrines
does not belong to the group. In the 1960s, the brand wines
"Beau-Rivage" from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon ( Bordeaux
) and "Chapelle de la Trinité" from Merlot and Cabernet Franc ( Saint-Emilion
) created. There are also close ties to the English trading house "Berry Bros. & Rudd" in London, for which the brand wine "Good Ordinary Claret " is produced. The Castéja family owns 100% of the company, which is one of the largest and most important in the region Bordeaux wine trade
or. wine trade
counts. See also below largest wine companies in the world