French Nobility descendants involved in politics and wine

Posted: 28th November 2017

politics and wine.

Here is a list of most of the French nobility families, owners of French wines, including some important foreigners from Germany and Belgium, and also some historical noble families involved in elections and politics within the system of the French Republic.

List of French Nobles who own Wineries in France

Jean-Charles Abbatucci: Domain Comte Abbatucci (Corsica)

François de Gaudard d'Allaines: François d'Allaines Tête de cuvée (Bourgogne), François d'Allaines Les Reversées (Côte de Beaune), François d'Allaines (Chassagne-montrachet), François d'Allaines

La Fosse (Rully), François d'Allaines Côtes de Touches (Mercurey)

Nancy de Lespinasse de Bournazel née Manset: Château de Malle (Sauternes)

Aymar de Caumia-Baillenx: Château Beychevelle (St-julien since the 17th century)

Count Chandon Moët: Moët Chandon (Champagne, since 1743, part of the LVMH group today)

Guillaume de Chevron Villette: Château Reillanne (Côtes-de-provence)

Bernard de Colbert Cannet: Château de Brézé (Saumur)

Henri de Colbert Cannet: Château de Flaugergues (Côteaux-du-languedoc)

Audouin de Dampierre: Count Audouin de Dampierre (Champagne since 1986)

Jean-Pierre Delarue Caron de Beaumarchais: Château d'Armailhac (Pauillac, since the 17th century)

François Dutheil de La Rochère: Château Sainte-Anne (Bandol)

Michel d'Espagnet: Château de Pourcieux (Côtes-de-provence)

Baron (Albert) Frère: Château Cheval Blanc (St-émilion grand cru)

Baudouin de Goulaine: Château de la Grange (Muscadet)

Philippe & Antoine Le Grix de La Salle: Château Le Grand Verdus (Bordeaux supérieur)

Bonne Guichard: Château Vray Croy de Gay (Lalande-de-pomerol)

Famille d'Harcourt: Château de Montmelas (Beaujolais-villages)

Alain de Laguiche: Château d'Arlay (Côtes-du-jura)

Mme Hervé de Lencquesaing née May-Eliane Mialhe: Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Pauillac)

Patrick de Lesquen du Plessis Casso: Château Berliquet (St-émilion grand cru)

Louis-Michel Bocquillon Liger-Belair: Domaine du Vicomte Liger-Belair: Clos du Château & La Colombière (Vosne-Romanée)

Alexandre de Lur Saluces: Château de Fargues (Sauternes)

Alexandre de Malet Roquefort: La Chapelle d'Aliénor (Bordeaux sec), Château Armens (St-émilion grand cru)

Prince Florent de Merode: Domaine Prince Florent de Merode: Les Maréchauds (Corton-charlemagne)

Jean-Baptiste de Laborde de Monpezat: Château Leret Monpezat (Cahors)

Jean de Monteil: Pavillon du Haut Rocher (St-émilion since 1874), Château Haut-Rocher (St-émilion grand cru since the 17th century), Château Brehat (Côtes-de-castillon since the 17th century)

Henry de Secondat, Bon de Montesquieu: Montesquieu Réserve du Philosophe (Bordeaux), Château des Fougères (Graves)

Claire de Montesquiou Fezensac née de Laboulaye: Domaine d'Espérance (Landes)

Duchesse de Mouchy née Joan Douglas Dillon: Château Haut-Brion (Pessac-Léognan, since the 16th century)

Cte Stephan von Neipperg: Clos de l'Oratoire (St-émilion grand cru), Château Canon-La-Gaffelière (St-émilion grand cru)

Cte Olivier d'Ollone: Domaine Les Grandes Terres (Côtes-du-ventoux)

Jean-Baptiste de Peretti della Rocca: Domaine de Tanella: Cuvée Alexandra (Corsica)

Rodolphe de Pins: Château de Montfaucon (Côtes-du-rhône)

Pce (Philippe) Poniatowski: Clos Baudoin (Vouvray)

Pcess Caroline Poniatowski: Château Lafon-Rochet (St-estèphe)

Jacques de Pontac: Château-de-Myrat

Bonne Edmond (Nadine de Rothschild) & Bon Benjamin de Rothschild: Château Peyre-Lebade (Haut-médoc), Château Clarke (Listrac-médoc), Château Malmaison (Moulis-en-médoc)

Bon Eric de Rothschild: Château Lafite-Rothschild (Pauillac, since 1868 with the Rothschild)

Bon Philippe de Rothschild: Mouton Cadet (Bordeaux sec), Baron Philippe & Baronne Charlotte (Graves), Château Clerc Millon (Pauillac)

Bonne Philippine de Rothschild: Château Mouton-Rothschild (Pauillac, since 1853 with the Rothschild)

Françoise de Saint-Exupéry née de Beaupoil de Saint-Aulaire: Château Fayolle-Luzac (Haut-montravel)

Jacques de Saint-Exupéry: Châtau Pech-Celeyran (Côteaux-du-languedoc)

Henri & Eric Robert de Saint-Victor: Château de Pinarbon (Bandol)

René de Saqui de Sannes: Château de Castillon (Bandol)

Guy Tyrel de Poix: Domaine Comte Peraldi (Corsica)

Bernard & Alfred de La Chapelle d'Uxelles: Château d'Uxelles Chapaize (Mâcon supérieur)

Bon (Maurice) Velge: Château Clauzet (St-estèphe)

Aubert & Pamela Gaudin de Villaine: A. et P. de Villaine (Romanée-conti)

Xavier de Villeneuve Bargemon: Château Les Mesclances Cuvée Saint-Honorat (Côtes-de-provence)

Gérard Le Pelletier de Woillemont: Château de Marmorières (Côteaux-du-languedoc)

TRADITIONAL FAMILIES IN FRENCH ELECTIONS

On 21st and 28th March, the French vote for their local representatives: the main political parties are UMP (Union for a Popular Movement: center right), UDF (New Union for French Democracy: center right),

PS (Socialist Party: center left), Verts (the Greens: left), PCF (the Communists: extreme left) and the FN (National Front: extreme right).

These regional elections are representative of the influence of traditional families in the French local political spectrum: here are the Têtes de Listes with more than 10% on the ballot of 21st March:

In Brittany, Josselin, Duc de Rohan (UDF) with 25.6% (see below);

In Champagne-Ardenne, Charles de Courson (UDF) with 11.11% (see below)

In Corsica, Camille de Rocca Serra (UMP) with 14.59% (see below);

In Picardie, Gilles de Robien, Minister of Transports of President Jacques Chirac (UDF) with 32.25%, descendant of the Dukes of Brittany.

The French Parliament is composed of 2 assemblies: the National Assembly (577 deputies elected for 4 years) and the Senate (321 senators elected for 6 years). The members of the National Assembly

issued from these traditional families are:

François d'Aubert (UMP);

Hervé de Charette de La Contrie, former Foreign Minister (UMP), descended from François-Athanase (1763-1796), hero of the war of Vendée against the revolutioners and fighter for the American Revolution

in 1781;

Charles du Buisson de Courson (UDF);

Jean Dionis du Séjour (UDF), descended from Pierre (1643-1718), surgeon of the King and from Achille (1734-1794), astronomer and member of the Parliament of Paris;

Etienne Pinte (UNP);

Pce Axel Poniatowski (UMP), son of Pce Michel, Minister of State of President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and descendant of Pce Joseph Poniatowski (1763-1813), Marshall of France under Emperor

Napoleon I, also a descendant of Louise Le Hon (the natural daughter of the Duke de Morny, the illegitimate half-brother of Emperor Napoleon III and of King Stanislas II August Poniatowski of Poland.

Camille de Rocca Serra (UMP).

Xavier de Roux (UMP).

Frédéric de Laparre de Saint Sernin (UMP), descended from Count Jean-Frédéric who fought for the Pope against the Italians at the battle of Castelfilardo in 1860

Philippe Le Jolis de Villiers (Independent).

The Senators descended from members of the French Nobility:

Louis de Froissard de Broissia (UMP);

Roland Le Gras du Luart de Montsaulnin (UMP);

Aimeri (Duc) de Montesquieu Fezensac (Rassemblement Démocratique et Social Européen), son of Pierre who represented the Gers Department at the National Assembly;

Pce Ladislas Poniatowski (UMP), brother of Pce Axel (see above);

Henri, Marquis de Raincourt (UMP), descended from Eugène (1839-1906), secretary of the Count of Chambord, pretender to the Crown of France as Henri V;

Henri Panon Desbassayns de Richemont (UMP);

Josselin, Duke of Rohan and Prince of Léon (UDF), descendant of the Dukes of Brittany.

There are also several members of political dynasties such as the 4 generations of Achille Fould in the National Assembly, who was Mayor of Lille, and former Minister Martine Aubry (PS, daughter of European Commission President Jacques Delors), National Assembly Chairman Jean-Louis Debré (UMP, son of Prime Minister Michel), Senator Philippe de Gaulle (UMP), Charles de Gaulle (FN, European Parliament) and Deputy Jean de Gaulle (UMP) (son and grandsons of General de Gaulle), former French Republic President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (grandson and great-grandson of Senators Jacques and Agénor Bardoux) and his son Deputy Louis Giscard d'Estaing (UMP), former Minister Pierre Joxe (PS, son of the late Minister Louis Joxe), Françoise de Panafieu (daughter of the late Minister François Missoffe), Deputy Roger-Gerard Schwarzenberg (PS, son of the late Minister Léon).

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