From Renewable Energy to Vineyards


What started as an idea to open a French office for City Windmills, ended up with a relocation to Bergerac and a new career investing in vineyards. “Dordogneshire” as it is more commonly known, is part of Aquitaine and was under English rule for 300 years until the end of the 100 years’ war (1154-1453). Bergerac was part of Bordeaux until the wine appellations split in 1936 and it became its own separate wine region, just to the east of Bordeaux’s famous St Emilion.

Bergerac Wine Holdings ( was launched in April 2016, and I re-located there in August to operate my European businesses from a beautiful region full of chateaux and vineyards. (OC 1979) Jonathan Coulthard moved there in 2002, so there may even be an Old Boys re-union at some stage…

David Mapley 1978 leaver seen here with the Honorary Chairman, Comte Laurent de Bosredon