The Dépret family, specialised in consultancy and transactions in the Bordeaux vineyards, has been making its wide range of expertise and know-how available to you for vineyard dealings since 1982. Thanks to his in-depth experience finalising hundreds of transactions successfully, Olivier Dépret can assist you with the sale or transfer of assets or company shares, the arbitration or transmission of family property, as well as the division and restructuring of wine estates.

Before taking the reins of the family company in the early 2000s, Olivier Dépret worked alongside Château Ausone in Saint-Emilion and an oenology test laboratory in Pauillac on various prestigious collaborations, putting to use his training in wine estate management and his university diploma in wine tasting. Both his unique experience and training have allowed him to master techniques especially crucial in the legal and financial structuring of transactions in the wine industry.


Investing in a vineyard means, above all, investing yourself. By placing special emphasis on human interaction, Olivier Dépret is always tuned in to your needs, guiding you personally to make your transactions successful. And because each property, each seller and each buyer is unique, Société Dépret focuses on a limited number of transactions, giving preference to relationships based on the mutual trust required by projects like yours.

With a firm commitment to discretion and confidentiality, Olivier DÉPRET offers professionals and private individuals an exclusive, personal approach. Each transaction includes a support service that structures the deal to be made, determines the property value in agreement with the sellers, prepares the property listing presentation and targets potential buyers. Société Dépret guarantees the professionalism vital to your sale or purchase of assets and wine estates.


Wine industry professionals, and individual or commercial vineyard owners:  entrust our company with your purchase of a wine estate, and you will systematically benefit from an individualised, tailor-made approach, accompanied by Olivier Dépret, your single contact person.

Whether for the sale of vineyard assets or the transfer of company-owned and/or -operated shares, we do a meticulous job beforehand to offer you a selection of distinguished estates, seeking to meet your expectations with discernment.


At Société Dépret, we conduct property transactions for vineyards via land and/or business transfers. Based on our perfect knowledge of the state of the market and its trends, we select and price properties realistically, in agreement with the sellers. We carry out in-depth preliminary fieldwork, aimed at making transactions as smooth as possible. The entire process is always carried out in close cooperation with sellers’ representatives – whether solicitors, lawyers or accountants.

We offer our expertise in identifying partners (capital restructuring) and in providing support on the behalf of companies and sellers of assets. On a regular basis, we also play a role in property division or inheritance procedures; in family transactions which are at times complex, we guarantee harmonisation between sellers, in absolute confidentiality and with an obvious concern for fairness.


Société Dépret founder, Gérard Dépret, has a degree in agricultural engineering. After managing an irrigation company, in 1982 he decided to devote himself entirely to the Bordeaux vineyards. Thanks to his twofold experience, he became aware of environmental issues early on as well as the contradictions between the worlds of industry and winegrowing.

In the early 2000s, his son Olivier Dépret took over the management of the family-owned company. Holding a job well-done in high esteem, he has succeeded in passing on the family expertise and is now providing the company with a new approach, enhanced by his range of professional experience and training.

With a watchful eye on the basics specific to vineyard transactions, Olivier Dépret and his team constantly aim at adapting their approach to the new regulations and changes in their field. By intentionally limiting the number of transactions, Société Dépret guarantees you unrivalled commitment, a single contact person, comprehensive assistance and long-term support – before, during and after the deal – for strictly confidential and totally successful transactions.


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