About the property :
Owner: Schepper family
Geology: Gravel and clay
Surface area: not known
Emile and Ghislaine started their business making genever and liqueurs. Ten years later, they decided to import and distribute a range of French wines.
A letter dated 26 April 1950, sent from Libourne by Emile De Schepper to his wife in Ghent, tells us that the next day the property named Château La Tour Baladoz would change hands and become their first wine château. The estate, located in Saint-Laurent des Combes, in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, includes a mansion, a winegrower’s house, a wine storehouse, vats, vines (5ha 56ares) and quarries.
Château Haut Breton Larigaudière, in the Margaux AOC, is located in Soussans. It has been mentioned under the name “Larigaudière” among the châteaux of Soussans since 1838 (ref. Le Producteur) and among the 1er Crus Bourgeois Supérieurs since 1886. The new owners passionately set about rebuilding the estate, which includes 2 hectares of vines, a one-hectare park, a château and a set of farm buildings.
At the beginning of 1992, Marc Raymond, the manager of Château Haut Breton Largaudière decided to retire. From then on, Château Tayet, his property in Macau in the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation, became the third wine estate run by the De Schepper family.
In 2000, the third generation joined the company: Olivier De Schepper followed in the footsteps of his kind father, under the wing of his uncle.
Since then, Olivier has accompanied Jacques in his long-term strategy of excellence, leading the sales team in Belgium and travelling the world as an ambassador for the family’s châteaux.
With the arrival of Hélène, Jacques’ daughter, to the De Mour team in April 2013, the family dimension of the company is further confirmed. She is responsible for opening up the châteaux to wine tourism (winning the 2015 Global Best Of Wine Tourism award for Château La Croizille), as well as for marketing development and public relations.