Welcome. My name is Gavin Quinney and, along with my wife Angela, I run a 63-acre (25 hectare) vineyard and winery near Bordeaux, making upmarket house wines for Gordon Ramsay, Rick Stein and Hotel du Vin.
Much of our wine is sold direct to around 2000 private customers via Bauduc.com. UK delivery takes just a few days as we have a warehouse near London. Elsewhere around the world, the wine is distributed by a few deranged wine merchants.
We live at Bauduc (pronounced ‘Bo-dook’ or ‘Beau-dook’) with our three girls – Georgie, aged 21 (who is now at Bristol Uni), Sophie, 18, and Amelia, 15, and 12 year-old son, Tom. We also have a charming 4-bedroomed farmhouse on the 180-acre estate, with a lovely garden and private pool, which we let out by the week.
With another hat on, I write the Bordeaux ‘en primeur’ report for the UK trade mag Harpers Wine & Spirit, and regular vintage reports for JancisRobinson.com and Liv-ex, the leading fine wine exchange. I’ve been tasting all the top wines of Bordeaux from barrel since 2000, and again when the wines are bottled (since the 2005 vintage).
That is why this new site has two main categories – posts about ‘Chateau Bauduc’ and ‘Bordeaux Reports’, as well as ‘In Pictures’ and ‘Ramblings’. This website replaced my old ‘Bauduc Blog’ at the end of February 2016, and most old articles were carried over to the new site. Please do sign up for my monthly Bauduc newsletter.
Wine has always been my passion
hobby but not my profession. I left a great job running the UK sales force of a fast-growing computer business in the late-90s, and bought this petit château with the proceeds of my share options in 1999. Looking back, it’s hard to imagine a less efficient way of investing one’s ill-gotten gains: buying a vineyard, and then replanting half of it, is about the least sensible thing you can do with your money.