Philippe Raoux represents the 4th generation of a particularly dynamic family of wine growers and traders. His father was a wine producer and trader near Oran, Algeria. The family grew vines on over a hundred sundrenched hectares and produced concentrated and rich wines.
1962: The Exodus: Uprooted and repatriated to France, the Raoux family started their life over in Bordeaux. Settling in and finding new bases in an unknown region and in unfamiliar surroundings proved difficult at first…everything had to be reinvented. The Chamvermeil wine trade business, founded by Philippe Raoux’s great grandfather Théodore in 1890, became their new occupation.
Philippe Raoux has kept his family’s entrepreneurial spirit and is always motivated to attempt new adventures. He resuscitated Châteaux d’Arsac, a Margaux property which he acquired completely abandoned in 1986. By replanting vines, completely renovating chateaux and modernizing the winery, Mr. Raoux’s Château d’Arsac has become a world class wine producer. Philippe Raoux is regarded as a visionary in Bordeaux.