Christian Moueix

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Christian Moueix
Born1946 (age 72–73)
NationalityFrench
Occupationwinemaker
Known forOwner, Dominus Estate
Titlepresident, Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix
Spouse(s)Cherise Moueix
Children2
Parent(s)Jean-Pierre Moueix

Christian Moueix (French: [mu.ɛks]; born 1946) is a French winemaker and the president of the négociant house Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix in Libourne, overseeing production in several estates in Saint-Émilion and Pomerol including Château Pétrus and Château Trotanoy. He has managed the company since his father Jean-Pierre Moueix stepped down in 1978.[1]

Early life[edit]

Christian Moueix was born in 1946,[2] the son of Jean-Pierre Moueix.

Career[edit]

Moueix also owns Dominus Estate in Napa Valley, California.[3] Upon a recommendation by Robert Mondavi to establish production in Napa Valley, Moueix entered into a partnership with Robin Lail and Marcia Smith in 1982 on the historic Napanook Vineyards estate[4] and became the sole owner of the property in 1995.[1][5]

In 2008, Moueix was chosen the "Man of the Year" by the wine magazine Decanter.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Moueix is married to Cherise, and they have two children, Edouard, who has worked for JPM since about 2005, and Charlotte, a wildlife vet in South Africa.[2]

Art collectors[edit]

Moueix and his wife Cherise are well-known art collectors. In 2014, she sold Mark Rothko's No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) to Yves Bouvier through an intermediary for $80 million plus an unspecified commission, which Bouvier then sold to Dmitry Rybolovlev for €140 million.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murphy, Linda San Francisco Chronicle (February 3, 2005). "MoueiX Files". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  2. ^ a b "interview: Christian Moueix". Decanter. 2015-03-26. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  3. ^ Apstein, Michael, Wine Review Online (August 30, 2005). "A Conversation with Christian Moueix". Archived from the original on April 6, 2008.
  4. ^ Prial, Frank J. The New York Times (March 9, 1988). "Wine Talk".
  5. ^ Apstein, Michael, Wine Review Online (September 27, 2005). "A Conversation with Christian Moueix, Part II: Dominus Estate". Archived from the original on February 26, 2008.
  6. ^ Lechmere, Adam, Decanter.com (March 4, 2008). "Moueix named Decanter Man of the Year".
  7. ^ "A $186 Million Rothko Pits Russian Tycoon Against Art Merchant". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-03-24.

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