THE PASSION INSPIRED
From father to son
Château Sainte-Marie dates back several centuries. Already in 1874, the legendary “Feret” Bordeaux wine bible commented that Sainte-Marie produced 8 tuns of red and white. It used to be run by the monks of La Sauve Majeure Abbey, one of the oldest in France, located just 4 km (21/2 miles) from the estate. This fine manor house fell foul of fire in the 18th century.
"A plot of
The 4-hundred-year-old redwoods and the commons are the last living remains from the time of the French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne and the great explorers.
Château Sainte-Marie is located in the middle of the prime wine-growing Entre-Deux-Mers area between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. The ideally oriented plots stretch across two hills with perfect exposure to the sun on some of the highest land in the Gironde département.
The fruit, whose amazing quality improves continuously, is picked from old vines, whose yield is carefully controlled, including a plot of more than a hundred-year-old Semillon and Merlot vines.
The Dupuch-Mondon family has run the property since 1956 with passion and determination, while striving to express the distinctive character and uniqueness of these soils.
THE WHOLE FAMILY IS INVOLVED
Gilles Dupuch took over the property in 1982, having become aware of the qualities of Entre-Deux-Mers estates and their potential for producing great wines. Stéphane his youngest son, took the reins of the property in 1997, which he now knows like the back of his hand. Stéphane’s relational skills, his love for this unique estate and his ambition to share his passion and what inspires it, have enabled the estate to build an international reputation.
The estate’s cellar master, Géraldine Lussiez, adds a pinch of feminine charm, which can be found in all the wines. She is resolutely professional in her approach and in her cooperation with oenologist, wine grower and consultant Hubert de Boüard, which is an enormous asset in our quest for perfection.
Frédéric Chervaux, the technical manager, offers the estate the best of his experience and passion, as well as his respect for the terroir. Laurence Dupuch, Stéphane’s wife takes care of administrative tasks. She flexibly and efficiently shares her time and skills between chateau business and her daughters.
Our sales assistant, Catherine Guégan, takes care of customer relations while always aiming to respond to requests quickly and effectively.
« The passion of
men and women working
on the land »
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
EXCITES NEW AMBITIONS
After searching for a long time, the Dupuch family fell under the spell of Château Peyredon Lagravette and bought the property in the 2009’s.
« Cru Bourgeois status
in 1932 »
It had been the Hostein family estate for two centuries and dates back to 1735. At this time the land was a fief granted by Lord Gaston de l'Isle from the La Salle Poujeaux-Moulis manor house, known today as Château Poujeaux.
Paul Hostein, the last owner-grower, developed the estate into one of the foremost names of the Haut Médoc appellation, earning Cru Bourgeois status in 1932.