Château Bellevue de Tayac, a Family-Run Winery in Margaux
Château Bellevue de Tayac is a family-owned wine estate owned by the Fabre Family. The winemaking roots of the Fabres reaches to the Haut-Médoc appellation where the family has had a long tradition of winemaking, patriarch Gabriel Fabre arrived in the Medoc in 1964 to begin crafting fine wines.
The History of the Fabre Family in Bordeaux
The Fabre Family started making wine at Château Lamothe-Cissac, near Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe. In the 19th century, the property belonged to Mr. d’Elbauve but he decided to stop the winemaking activity at the end of the 1950s. Gabriel Fabre bought the estate at that time when no wine was produced on the property. In April 1967, he decided to plant his first vines on limestone and gravelly slopes and today, 33 hectares of vines form the vineyard around the Château Lamothe-Cissac.
The Establishment of Château Bellevue de Tayac
In 2013, Vincent, Gabriel’s son, his wife, Florence and two of their children, Mélanie and Jean-Hubert, bought Château Bellevue de Tayac in the Margaux appellation. This estate is located in the northern stretches of the appellation, on a gravel soil and clay subsoil. This tiny vineyard of 4.5 ha was the property of Jean-Luc Thunevin, famous winemaker and negotiant in Saint-Emilion. Since 2013, the Fabre Family has made some important investments in the winery to continually improve the quality of their wines year after year. We encourage a visit to Château Bellevue de Tayac to discover excellent Bordeaux wines from a family with knowledge and wine expertise.