Château Suau

Located in the appellation of Cadillac-Côtes de Bordeaux, Château Suau is a remarkable vineyard whose origin dates back to the 16th century. Former hunting lodge of the Duke of Epernon owes its name to Messire de Suau who owned it in 1687. The castle, reworked in the 17th century by the Suau family which will give it its present appearance, becomes the property of a Bordeaux wine merchant at the end of the 18th century. The chateau has been owned by the Bonnet family since 1986.

Under Monique Bonnet’s leadership, Chateau Suau has undergone an organic conversion and is today one of the few wineries in the region to be certified organic. Alejandro Bulgheroni became the majority shareholder in 2014, while Monique Bonnet, and her American husband Tom Kenney, continue to run the day-to day. Consulting vigneron, Michel Rolland and his team bring their expertise to the vineyard and the cellar.

The 66 hectares vineyard is spread over 58 hectares of red grape varieties and 8 hectares of white grape varieties, extending over the hillside bordering the right bank of the Garonne. The vines dominate at 100 meters of altitude on one of the highest points of the appellation Cadillac-Côtes de Bordeaux. Exposed south southeast, they benefit from ideal sunshine and natural drainage. Vineyard planting in high densities (from 5000 to 7000 feet per hectare) over a mix of clay and gravel soils.