Julie Régimbeau

Sales director

Daughter of Sylvie Cazes, Julie Régimbeau grew up in Pauillac, where the family wine group has its origins. After studying to be a dental surgeon, Julie Régimbeau decided to join the wine sector, ever-present in the history of her family. She chose to undertake a Masters degree specialising in Wine Estate Management at Bordeaux Sciences Agro (the former ENITA), to acquire the skills needed for this change of discipline. After a vintage internship in 2014 at Château de Fieuzal in Pessac Léognan, she continued her apprenticeship with Baron Philippe de Rothschild, in the marketing team at Châteaux Mouton Rothschild, Clerc Milon and d’Armailhac in Pauillac, and Domaine de Baronarques in the Languedoc. At the start of 2016 she joined the family company, and Château Chauvin, to assist her mother Sylvie Cazes and take charge of the marketing and sales functions. She obtained the University Diploma of Aptitude in Tasting (DUAD) from the Bordeaux Faculty of Oenology and works daily with the technical di - rector on the implementation of functional and environmental procedures on the property. She is responsible for the development of Château Chauvin and its reputation.

Jérémie Gravier

Technical director

To bring together his knowledge of the land and his passion for wine, Jérémie Gravier made the choice to become an Agricultural Engineer and Oenologist at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique of Montpellier (SupAgro) in 2002. His interest in the sector came from his appreciation of wines tasted at the family table, but also from his encounters during his studies and internships, in particular with Miguel Torres in Spain, in Saint-Emilion at Château Fonroque and in Pauillac at Château Mouton Rothschild. To round off his experience, he went to make wine in South Africa with Rupert & Rothschild. Then he returned to Bordeaux to provide technical management for different properties in the Graves, and then on the Right Bank for Groupe Taillan, over 110 ha: Fronsac, Côtes de Bourg and Côtes de Blaye. He was in charge of a Grand Cru Classé in Barsac, Château Broustet. In January 2016 he joined Sylvie Cazes to take over the technical management of Château Chauvin, Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Emilion, with enthusiasm and determination. Supporting his team, he is doing everything to enhance the terroir of this exceptional property. 


Thibaut Lavielle


Sylvie Cazes and her children Julie, Pierre and François Régimbeau bought Château Chauvin in May 2014. They want to continue the work carried out by the Ondet family while giving Chauvin the assets needed to succeed in this new page in its history.A major restructuring programme was quickly put in place, involving the vineyard, viticultural methods and the winemaking.
Jérémie Gravier, a young agricultural engineer, takes over the technical direction of the château in 2015. He now gives the utmost care to this exceptional terroir.
Finally, Julie Régimbeau joined her mother at the head of the property, taking charge of the sales and marketing department. Her mission is to develop the property and its reputation throughout the world.
Major renovation work on the cellars began in January 2021. Architect Philippe Ducos has created a new, innovative vat room, complementary to the existing one, separate barrel cellars, and a new tasting room to allow visitors to discover the property’s wines while taking in the surrounding scenery.

A new visual identity

Beyond the change in graphics, the purpose of this identity is to reflect the values so dear to Sylvie, her children and her team.

While searching through the archives of the property, a Château Chauvin label from 1929 was discovered. This immediately appealed to Sylvie, who decided to use it as the basis for the creation of the new label, while preserving the essence of the Château.

After that, the graphic research went back to the meaning of the word “chauvin”. To be “chauvin” in French means to be proud of your land, to love your land.
To the label dating from 1929, a symbol was therefore added to illustrate its values: Cupid, son of Venus, and the god of Love in Roman mythology, proudly displays a banner depicting a lion, the emblem figuring on the coat of arms of Saint-Emilion, his land that he looks over with a watchful eye.

As from the 2014 vintage, the label showing Cupid straddling a lion represents the attachment of Château Chauvin to the land of Saint-Emilion.