A brief history
The modern era for Chateau Belle-Vue starts when the estate was purchased by Vincent Mulliez in 2004. Vincent Mulliez, who earned his fortune while working at JP Morgan investments in London, made considerable improvements to the estate and its wines before his untimely death at the age of 44 in 2010.
Making his early death even worse was the fact that his efforts began paying off by that point in time as Chateau Belle-Vue has been producing better and better wines in vintage after vintage.
Today, Chateau Belle-Vue is still the property of the Mulliez family who is more renowned for owning the massive Auchan supermarket chain in France.
Chateau Belle-Vue, which is not to be confused with the Chateau Bellevue in St. Emilion, is located in the Haut Medoc appellation of Bordeaux is situated just slightly south of one of the original drainage ditches (built by the Dutch) separating Chateau Belle-Vue from Chateau Giscours in Margaux.
Chateau Belle-Vue is a young estate. The first vintage was 1996, when the owner at the time, Remy Fouin took his plots from his other estate, Chateau de Gironville, and sought to make a wine worthy of the Margaux appellation.