A drop in foreign interest at the French wine regions

By: trademagazin Date: 2015. 06. 11. 11:02

The foreign acquisition of the French wine regions decreased between 2011 and 2015, with the exception of the Bordeaux area, where by 2014 significant Chinese investments have been made – the Vinea, an expert on French wine-ownership transactions announced on Wednesday.


Two percent of the French wine regions are now foreign-owned. According to Vinea, the investments have dropped due to the economic crisis, the euro exchange rate and due to the deterioration in France's image.

90 percent of the foreign-owned vineyards can be found near Bordeaux and the Mediterranean coast: 41 percent (193 estates) in Bordeaux and around, 18 percent (84 Vineyards) in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, 13 percent (62 estates) in Provence, 11 percent in the Rhone valley and 7 percent in the south-western part of the country. (MTI)

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