Quality winegrowing from River Dordogne
Since 2004, Pierre Bernault and his family have put their heart and soul into Chateau Beauséjour and decided to have a family-run winery. This 12 hectares estate has a long tradition of winemaking. Moreover, it is occupying a superb position by the River Dordogne. In fact, the breezy but sunny climate in combination with the south-facing slopes is ideal for quality winegrowing.
Renovation of mid-19th century Château Beauséjour
The impressive mid-nineteenth century chateau and chai speak of the fine heritage of Chateau Beauséjour. In fact, it is this prestige that Pierre was determined to restore the winery when he bought the property. He comes from a long line of winemakers, involved in viticulture since the mid-1800s. Under the keen eye of consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt, the team focused on restoring the winery and its vineyard. In addition, they focus on revitalizing the soil, making the most of the excellent terroir. The restoration of the vineyard took place under the keen eye of consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt.
The oldest winery and best vineyard in the entire Bordeaux
The commitment has paid off with Chateau Beauséjour. Indeed, it is considered as one of the best Bordeaux labels today. This is thanks to their excellent red wines. The estate comprises five vineyards. The grape varieties are 70% Merlot and the remainder Cabernet Franc. The oldest among them – some of which are ancient varieties unique to these vineyards – dates back to 1901. Therefore, it is the oldest vineyard in the entire Bordeaux region. The first vintage of the new incarnation of Chateau Beauséjour in 2005 has set its standard. Indeed, this fascinating winery has one respectful foot in the past and the other in the future.