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Winemaker of Chateau Magdelaine

The world of wine is first nature to EDOUARD MOUEIX who grew up with many Bordeaux harvests. He has immersed himself in the family business over the last several years and is now the proprietor of Château Magdelaine.

“Château Magdelaine is an important vineyard both for Saint-Emilion and my family” says Edouard, “My goal is to let the great team of the Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix produce this very stylish and elegant wine, while communicating the uniqueness of this Estate.”

Edouard believes the core of producing wine begins with agriculture and cultivation of the land. His passion for the terroir combined with the importance of tradition is a trait he inherited from his late grandfather, Jean-Pierre Moueix and father, Christian Moueix. He considers this combination, along with the careful attention to detail, to be the keys to success.

Higher education began with a move to California where Edouard attended the University of California at Berkeley to study Marketing and later transferred to The European Business School in London. He then remained in London, working for a wine importer and continued along this path with a similar position in Paris.

Edouard’s career was interrupted by the mandatory French military service. Following his release from the army, he took a position with a Belgian shipping company, but soon realized that his passion was in the wine industry. Edouard joined the family business and began his career with Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix.

Edouard became an ambassador for his family’s wines and was sent to Japan to promote both the French and Californian wines within the portfolio. After a year, his focus shifted to the U.S. market where he was given the responsibility of Sales Manager for the wines of Dominus Estate: Dominus and Napanook. He traveled extensively throughout North America to educate both trade and consumers about Dominus and Napanook while learning the complexities of the U.S. distribution system.

Today, Edouard has returned to his native soils and is anchoring his roots at Château Magdelaine in Saint-Emilion, France. This property holds a special place in his heart, as it was the first vineyard purchased by his grandfather, Jean-Pierre Moueix.