Corinne Mentzelopoulos, the owner of the legendary Bordeaux winery Château Margaux, is passing on the leadership of the company to her two children. As reported by the French trade newspaper Vitisphere, her son, Alexis Leven-Mentzelopoulos, and her daughter, Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos, will now take the helm. Leven-Mentzelopoulos will manage the estate through his holding company, while Petit-Mentzelopoulos will serve as the chairman of the supervisory board.
The now seventy-year-old Corinne Mentzelopoulos has held the leadership of the Premier-Grand-Cru-Classé winery since 1980, a property her father André Mentzelopoulos bought from the Ginestet family in 1977. The company, classified since 1855, reportedly includes 87 hectares of vines red wine and 12 hectares of white wine.
Alexis Leven-Mentzelopoulos has been active in the family-owned company since 2020, initially as an assistant to the management and later as deputy managing director for strategy and development. Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos has been with the company since 2012, first as an ambassador for the wines in the UK and then as the deputy managing director for communication and image. Another leadership change announced is Philippe Bascaule taking over as the new general director, succeeding Olivier Pinon, who is retiring. ITP