This beautiful Bordeaux vineyard has undergone major transformations, such as the conversion to organic farming, which have made it a recognized wine estate.
The winery was bought in 1949 by an Italian family where three generations have succeeded each other. At the time of acquisition, it included a farm, a cattle ranch, orchards (apple trees, peach trees, walnut trees…) as well as a vineyard producing ¾ of white wine and ¼ of red wine.
A change was made when the second generation took over the estate, firstly putting an end to the breeding and then choosing to develop the vineyard part by cultivating the vines to make only red wine. The third generation has continued in this direction.
Interested in the high quality of the terroirs in the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, Guillaume and Sébastien have been given the opportunity to manage the wine estate on a tenant basis from 2019. The acquisition of the property in 2021 was the logical next step and the result of their work.
In the continuity of the work on their first wine estate, Domaine de Gaychon, they impose the same rigor and the same respect for the environment and the land that hosts their vineyard; this naturally generated the first major evolution of the wine estate by the transfer of the vineyard in organic culture.
Guillaume and Sébastien’s desire to do so has led them to set up various projects on the property, such as the Eco-Tonte, which consists of sheep mowing the entire vineyard and the land. To do this, they now have a small farm on the property.
The second major evolution is the restructuring of the vineyard in order to optimize the culture. This stage requires the redesign of the vineyard plots and the acquisition of new ones on different terroirs in order to diversify the types of wine.
The rehabilitation of the winery, which had been outdated and unused for many years, is the third major development of the winery. Major transformation work and the creation of an adjoining store allows all the wines to be sold directly on the property and puts the emphasis on wine tourism. The industrial winery has seen the installation of new technologies that allow a more precise and efficient work for the vinification of wines. The bottle storage and dressing area has also undergone a little refreshment. The warehouses have also been rehabilitated in order to accommodate all the agricultural equipment necessary for the work of the vineyard.
The fourth major evolution is the transformation of the old house into a gîte that the owners wish to make a place for sharing, a place of discovery for the eyes and the taste buds in the heart of the vineyard.