Winemaking is a family business. Vine-grower and wine-maker since the 19th century, the vineyard properties have been passed down through multiple generations.
Vineyard Meynard is the union of two family properties passed down by the Meynard family in the Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux and Saint-Émilion appellations, and by the Gauthier Dumas family in the Bordeaux appellation.
Therefore, two representatives from these families currently manage Vineyard Meynard: Jean-François Meynard and Christelle Gauthier. Together, they have successfully showcased their various terroirs and produced wines that embody the essence of their region, all while continually seeking to adapt to their environment and challenge themselves to create new things.
Vineyard Meynard thus bring together several production sites situated in Saint-Étienne de Lisse and Saint-Magne-de-Castillon, as well as several appellations: Saint-Émilion, Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux, and Bordeaux. It may seem complicated, but it’s important!
Vineyard Meynard brings together several production sites situated in Saint-Étienne de Lisse and Saint-Magne-de-Castillon, as well as several appellations: Saint-Émilion, Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux, and Bordeaux. It may seem complicated, but it’s important!
Our 3 hectares of 45 years old vines in the town of Saint-Étienne de Lisse is located on south-facing clayey slopes, which allows it to benefit from perfect natural drainage. The combination of these favorable conditions allows us to create our crown jewel-Château L’étoile de Clotte (our Saint-Émilion Grand Cru).
Our vineyards of 25 hectares passed down from the Meynard family are located in the town of Saint-Magne de Castillon on sandy clay plain, and in Saint Colombe on south-facing clay-limestone slopes. Its perfect natural drainage made it possible for us to create two red wines: Château Roque le Mayne and Château la Bourrée, both under the appellation of Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux.
Finally, our 11 hectares of 40 years old vines passed down from the Gauthier Dumas family are located on the plateau with an altitude of 116 metres in the town of Sainte Radegonde. Its clay-limestone soil allows us to craft out Château Platon red, white and rosé wines under the appellation of Bordeaux.
The diversity of our terroirs endowed our wines with different characteristics. However, albeit their differences in flavour, they all embody our core values: balance, harmony, and our passion for blending wines. This gives rise to well-structured, profound, and delicious wines.
A BREEZE OF CHANGE
2 years ago, we have decided to expand our horizons, and we have been implementing changes ever since that allow us to get closer and closer to our “art” of making Bordeaux wines.
We have embarked our conversion to organic agriculture in 2020, and we are in the third and last year of this transition.
We have also put a lot of thought into our wines and their identity, making sure they evolve in response to climate variations and shifting consumer preferences. This contemplation has resulted in the creation of a fresh collection comprising single-variety wines renowned for their exceptional fruitiness, all aged in amphora of clay.
We felt the need to reflect these changes in our own identity. This is how our logo and new labels were born, reflecting our commitment to the art of Bordeaux winemaking. Our love for wine and blending is represented there, as our logo intricately combines the “V” of Vineyard and the “M” of Meynard, subtly weaving a drop of wine that binds these two iconic letters of our estate. The labels, on the other hand, emphasize the importance of blending in our wines by artistically portraying them on each of our bottles.
Finally, we will soon be opening a boutique at our Saint-Magne de Castillon site, which will also host events bringing together our professional and private clientele.