The important French wine trading company was shaped 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 to produce wine from their own vineyards in 1901. Eugène's sons Francis (1890-1953) and Marcel Borie (1892-1958) renamed the company "Eugène Borie Frères". In 1932 the brothers did what was then undivided Chateau Batailley
Bought. The brothers then decided to separate in 1939.
The Château Batailley was divided, the larger part went to Marcel Borie, the smaller part under the name Chateau Haut-Batailley
to Francis Borie, who 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 this in 1978 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
and handed it over to son François-Xavier Borie. He is the owner of Domaines François-Xavier Borie
(Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste) and also runs his aunt's Château Haut-Bailley. His brother Bruno Borie heads the company Châteaux & Domaines Jean-Eugène Borie
with several wineries.
In the separation, Marcel Borie had taken over the part from which today's empire emerged. After the Second World War (1939-1945) he moved the company headquarters to Bordeaux and changed the name to Borie-Manoux
. A new era began after his death, as his successor became 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 by Olivier Castéja and not part of the Borie-Manoux empire. Their son Emile Casteja married Denise Borie (daughter of Marcel Borie) and took over the management of the company after the death of his father-in-law in 1961, which he handed over to son Philippe Castéja in the 1990s. This expanded the company further. In the 20th century, a number of renowned ones Négociants
(Wine merchants) in Bordeaux, including Turpin Frères, Henri Moreau and Albert Duverger and finally the majority of Drouet Frères in 1996.
The ten wineries are owned by Borie-Manoux Chateau 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 one belonging to Olivier Castéja 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" made of Merlot and Cabernet Franc ( Saint-Emilion
) created. There are also close ties to the British trading house “Berry Bros. & Rudd” in London, for which the branded wine “Good Ordinary Claret " is produced. The Castéja family owns 100% of the company, one of the largest and most important in the Bordeaux wine trade
respectively. wine trade
counts. See also under largest wine companies in the world