The Family

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Owner & President

Kathleen Gentzbourger

Chabot Owner

Stepping into the family’s leadership role in 2015, Kathleen Gentzbourger resonates authenticity. She lovingly carries Chabot on its journey from ‘vendange’ to ‘demijeanne’. With 20 years of experience her work ethic is strong and capable. Traits, along with resiliency, that she instills in her three children, all raised internationally across France, China and North America. A firm believer in the traditional values of family and heritage, Kathleen epitomises the Chabot philosophy. Her heart-felt mission is to continue growing Chabot as a global Armagnac brand, unlocking its depth of taste worldwide.

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Marc and John Gentzbourger

Kathleen is as passionate about the family business as was her husband Marc and his father before him, John.

Marc and John were well known and highly respected faces in the luxury wine and spirit industry. John and Marc will always be remembered for their pioneering spirit. Marc was a passionate sportsman and a keen entrepreneur; competitive by nature, he believed that only the best would do. Chabot’s ‘premiumisation’ is a direct reflection of his, ‘bon vivant’ and striving attitude.

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Cellar Master

Jean Pierre Matignon

The master of the Chabot cellars, Jean Pierre Matignon, known to all as Mati, a true Gascon, lovingly cares for the Armagnac during its maturation and natural evolution. Impassioned by nature, the harvest 'vendange', hunting, fishing, cuisine and friends, he finds himself well situated. Living life at just the right rhythm in the hills of Gascony.

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Chabot Family

The children, Kathleen, Marc, John & Mati are an integral part of Chabot's story - one that has been evolving steadily and harmoniously over the past two centuries. With stocks dating back to 1888 and unswerving attention to detail today, new chapters are being added and the plot grows more refined.

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