Renowned British architect Sir Norman Foster has been hired to revamp Chateau Margaux.
The renovation will include an underground bottle library for past vintages and a new vinification cellar, where reds and whites will be able to be vinified in the same part of the estate for the first time since the 1970s.
The estate will also be more suited to visitors. New meeting rooms and tasting rooms will give the Chateau more opportunities to stage hospitality events.
Capital Vintners buys and sells a fantastic selection of Margaux wines
(http://www.capitalvintners.com/wines/2/bordeaux-first-growths), so we will be looking closely at this partnership between Chateau Margaux and Sir Norman Foster in the near future.
As Chateau Margaux is a listed building, the planning and preparation has been slow and meticulous. Foster – in collaboration with the Bordeaux architect Guy Tropres – will have to make sure that the building’s treasured exterior is kept intact. However the interior will be completely modernised.
Work is expected to start in April 2013.