Château des Laurets
(by Edmond de Rothschild)

Bordeaux, France


  • Fabrice Bandiera, Winemaker

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    A native of Bordeaux’s Entre-Deux-Mers region, he comes from a family of winegrowers in Castelvieil. Fabrice discovered his vocation at a very young age. His studies were perfectly adapted to his chosen field, which he went into with great enthusiasm, soon after receiving his diplomas.

    Fabrice Bandiera obtained a BTS agricultural vocational training certificate in 1987, followed by an advanced BTS in 1991. After working at the family property, he joined the Cazes and Axa Millésimes estates in 1992, and was involved in all aspects of vineyard and cellar work until 1993. This experience at such prestigious estates as Lynch-Bages and Pichon Baron instilled in him the virtues of rigour and professionalism.

    He was offered the job of technical director at a 45-hectare family estate in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux in 1994. His two years there were very positive, rounding out his winemaking expertise. He joined the team at Château des Laurets in 1996 as a cellar worker before being promoted to Technical Director in 2002. Fabrice Bandiera has helped the Edmond de Rothschild family’s estate wines go from strength to strength for over 20 years, upholding their traditional expertise.

    Fabrice Bandiera, Winemaker
  • Baroness Ariane de Rothschild

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    Baroness Ariane de Rothschild is a French citizen, was born in San Salvador and grew up in Latin America and in Africa. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish, German, and Italian.

    She graduated in Paris with a bachelor of commerce and completed a Master in Business Administration at Pace University in New York.

    Baroness Ariane de Rothschild has gained a solid experience in finance and banking over the last twenty years. She began her career as a trader in foreign exchange and metals with Société Générale in Australia and in New York. She then joined U.S. insurance corporation AIG and developed successfully the group’s European operations from Paris, France.

    Baroness Ariane de Rothschild now holds various board positions across the Edmond de Rothschild Group, including Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) S.A., Holding Benjamin & Edmond de Rothschild Pregny, and Barons & Baronne Associés. In January 2015 she has been appointed as Chairwoman of the Group Executive Committee.

    She also devotes a considerable amount of time to philanthropy through of a historical network of family foundations in Switzerland, France, Spain, Israel, the United States, India and South Africa. The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations play a pivotal role in demonstrating the commitment of her family and her own personal dedication to education and social engagement in the arts, social entrepreneurship, medical research, environment, and cross-cultural dialogue.

    She resides in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and their four daughters.

    Baroness Ariane de Rothschild
  • Boris Breau

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    Boris Bréau was appointed Managing Director of the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild (CVBER) in November 2015.

    He is in charge of all the group’s winemaking activities and reports to Alexis de La Palme, Chairman of the Executive Management Board of the Baron Benjamin de Rothschild family non-financial holding company. Bréau holds an international OIV MSc in Wine Management as well as an Executive MBA degree from HEC business school in Paris.

    His work experience began in 1996 in Champagne, where he was responsible for the commercial development of the Vranken Monopole brand in France, followed by two years in London where he was in charge of the English market for Pommery (LVMH).

    Thereafter, he supervised overseas sales for the Vranken Pommery Monopole group further to the acquisition of Pommery. In 2004, he was an Export Manager for Baron Philippe de Rothschild, before his 2010 appointment as International Sales Manager, where he contributed significantly to increasing the group’s exports.

    Starting in 2013, he was Managing Director of the southwest branch of AdVini (Antoine Moueix / Maison Rigal), in charge of developing the group’s commercial activity in Bordeaux and southwest France.

    Boris Breau