All passionate about wine, it's all together that we can produce the best wine.

Xavier BUFFO

General Manager and Winemaker :

He has been working at the Château De La Rivière since 1997. Xavier is definitely the soul of the estate. He has worked with Jean Leprince and Xavier Péneau, the Gregroire family, and for Ms. Lau from the Bolian group since 2012.

Agricultural engineer and oenologist, he started as a cellar master, then technical manager and now manages passionately the whole property as a wise family man. He is determined to make the Château de La Rivière the backbone of the appellation.


Technical manager and winemaker :

Agricultural engineer and oenologist, she manages the technical part since January 2014.

Young, with already a significant experience around the world, far from the Drome (Provence) where she is born. She passionately manages the vineyard and the cellars and brings a feminine touch to the wine.

Claude GROS

Oenologist Consultant :

Claude Gros has been working in many countries, he is discreet but frighteningly efficient. Some people thinks he is a chameleon consultant. He knows exactly how to hide and fit to the different terroir and region. He has been working for the Château de La Rivière since 2007.

He is not only an oenologist consultant but also a winemaker for the very well-known Château La Négly in the Languedoc region.


Sales, marketing and communication Manager :

With a long experience, Pierre knows the appellation like the back of his hand. In charge of the commercial, communication and marketing part since 2015, he also manages the sales and the tourism with the objective to make the Château, one of the most coveted of the right bank of Bordeaux wines both for the historical and architectural appeal.


Official Sole Agent of Asia & The Greater China Region :

Bolian Group - Chateau Riviere (HK) Ltd
HKG tel:
852-25282033 Ms. Au Yeung
HKG address:
1503, 15/F, Harcourt House,
#39 Gloucester Road, Wanchai,

Virginie BERGER

Commercial Assistant :

Virginie started to work at La Cave de Charlemagne which was opened by the owner M. Leprince in 2000. She is a key asset of the commercial part. She is in charge not only of the management and admission sales but also of the logistic.

Passionate about wine, she is a brilliant ambassador for our property.



Wine tourism and wineshop Manager :

After a few years in England and many other experience in the wine industry, Anne joined our team in 2014. She is in charge of the wine shop and manages the wine tourism.

She masters the fascinating story of the Château and the impressive underground galleries.

Nathalie MAIRE

Bed & Breakfast and Events Manager :

Nathalie is not only in charge of the Bed & Breakfast, but also of the seminar, lunch and weddings organization.

She is the hostess of the Chateau and excels in organizing custom events.