On January 31st, students of the Bordeaux International Wine Institute attended a conference held by Bernard Magrez, owner of 40 vineyards throughout the world, including 4 Grands Crus (Château Pape Clément, La Tour Carnet, Fombrauge and Clos Haut Peyraguey). During this meeting, Mr Magrez shared with students his rich experience and gave them some valuable advice for their own careers.At the end of the conference, Mr Magrez and the BIWI concluded a partnership to develop the presence of the businessman at the major events of the school and to promote the integration of students in the Magrez Group. A tasting of 6 wines from Mr Magrez properties finally extended this meeting between wine enthusiasts.
Bernard Magrez in a few words
As a self-taught man, Bernard Magrez began his career as a wine merchant in the 1960s before founding the Bernard Magrez Group in 1990, and acquiring his first vineyard: Château Pape Clément (one of the oldest Bordeaux Grands Crus).
In 2011, he founded the “Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez » Bernard Magrez artistic and cultural patronage.
With 40 vineyards around the world bearing his signature, Bernard Magrez now sells 4.5 million bottles per year (1 million of which are Grand Crus).