Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Merlot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle
The Chateau Goudichaud vineyard consists of a central plateau with soil composed of clay and limestone 3 feet deep. Gravelly hillsides with optimal sun exposure lie on either side of this plateau. The soil is gravely clay, deep and generous, specific to Graves de Vayres. The soil is well-draining and nutritious thanks to both the gravel and the clay.
The Château Brondeau du Tertre estate is situated on the banks of the Dordogne in the Graves de Vayres appellation, facing the prestigious appellations of Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac. Recently acquired by the Glotin family, the estate is one the referent chateau of the appellation, recognized for the quality of its wines.
The Chateau Goudichaud mansion sits on a 297-acre estate and was architected in 1780 by Gabriel, a pupil of Victor Louis, architect of the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. It was built by Mr. de Melet, a member of the Guyenne parliament and was used for decades as the summer residence for archbishops of Bordeaux.
In 1930, the Glotin family acquired the estate, and Henriette Glotin managed it for 40 years. She was one of the first female winemakers in Bordeaux. The winery was passed down to next generation Paul and then to third generation Yves, who currently manages the winery.
In 2015, Yves acquired estates Chateau Brondeau du Tertre and Chateau Fage. The esteemed Chateau Brondeau du Tertre estate has been producing wine since the 19th century and covers 111 acres of vineyards, forests and grasslands overlooking the Souloire valley. It is located in the Graves de Vayres appellation, one of the oldest and smallest of Bordeaux with only 1,729 acres.
Chateau Fage is also within the Graves de Vayres appellation, on the banks of the Dordogne River, and is too known for high quality wines.
Upon purchasing these properties with additional vineyard parcels, Yves and his team aerated and de-compacted the soils, replanted some parcels and are now farming sustainably under the HV3 Certified Sustainable certification. The cellar now has new vats and more efficient harvesting machinery, and the family has expanded their range of wines.
The winery will open a 4-star hotel and restaurant in 2021 called Chateau Fage.