May-Eliane Lencquesaing

Lifetime Achievements 2005
Stellenbosch, South Africa

May-Eliane de Lencquesaing is a French winemaker, for over 30 years the owner and managing director of the Pauillac winery Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.Upon the division of the estate in 1978 she inherited the family shares and acquired the remainder, and over the years of running Pichon Comtesse, has come to be viewed as an ambassador of Bordeaux wine. In 1994, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing was selected as “Woman of the Year” by the wine magazine Decanter.


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