The Terroir

Located about a hundred kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean on the slopes of Baleyssagues, the vineyard of Château La Grave Béchade is adjacent to Bordeaux vineyards, situated in the natural extension of the Entre-Deux-Mers plateau and surrounded by the Bordeaux Ste Foy vineyards. It benefits from the oceanic influence, which provides a temperate climate, moderately marked in autumn by occasional rainy episodes.

The vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soils, and the entire vineyard is contiguous. All the lands are within the controlled designation of origin “Côtes de Duras”.

The vineyard

The estate covers an area of 21.55 hectares. The vineyard is planted with a density of 4,000 vines per hectare, with a spacing of 2.5 meters by 1 meter. The pruning method used is Guyot simple.

The average age of the vineyard is around 12 years.
Distribution of grape varieties by average age:

  • Merlot : 18 years
  • Cabernet sauvignon : 7 years
  • Vidoc : 3 years
  • Cabernet Franc : 24 years
  • Sauvignon blanc : 7 years
  • Sauvignon gris : 7 years

Our grape varieties

At Château La Grave Béchade, we cultivate the three noble grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, which provides structure and aromas,
  • Merlot ensuring color and suppleness, and Cabernet Franc, essential for aging.
  • Sauvignon blanc and Sauvignon gris for white wines.

We have 16.55 hectares of red vineyards, with the following distribution:

  • 44% Merlot,
  • 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 11% Vidoc
  • 4% Cabernet Franc

We also have 5 hectares dedicated to white grape varieties, with the following distribution:

  • 16% Sauvignon blanc
  • 7% Sauvignon gris

Our commitment


Vineyard restructuration

Optimization of the terroir with new grape varieties.


Modification of grape varieties

Planting of Cabernet Sauvignon for red wines, and Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris for white wines.


HVE3 Certification

(High Environmental Value)
Certified by the Ocacia organization, accredited by the National Commission for Environmental Certification. This certification was created by the Ministry of Agriculture to recognize farms that seek to improve the environmental impact of their activities, with requirements focusing on biodiversity, phytosanitary practices, and fertilization.


Organic farming practices

Adoption of organic farming practices, including the planting of resistant grape varieties such as Vidoc.


Soil improvment

To enhance the soil structure and vitality, Château La Grave Béchade implements cover crops, including favabean seeding.


100% Organic

In line with our commitment to soil health, ecosystems, and working in harmony with nature, the entire vineyard of Château La Grave Béchade is managed using organic farming practices.

The cellar

Our wine making facilities include stainless steel vats with a total capacity of 15,500 hectolitres, equipped with temperature control, inert gas preservation, and cold wine treatment.

We also have a barrel cellar with a capacity of 120 barrels for aging our wines.

Visits and tastings are available throughout the year by appointment.

Our red wines

Château La Grave Béchade
Fruity Red – 2018
AOP Côtes de Duras

Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
Traditional vinification withaging in stainlesssteel tanks.

La Grave Béchade
Fruity Red – 2020
AOP Côtes de Duras

Grape Variety: Merlot – Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
Winemaking/Elevage: Traditional vinification withstainlesssteel tankaging.

Château La Grave Béchade
“Cuvée Prestige” Rouge – 2020
AOP Côtes de Duras

Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
Winemaking/Elevage: Traditional vinification aged in oak barrels for 12 months.

Andréas LARSSON, the world’s best sommelier in 2007, tastedourwine, and itranked 2nd out of 150 bottlesfrom the Southwest with a score of 92/100.

Our white wines

La Grave Béchade
Dry White – 2020
AOP Côtes de Duras

Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon
Vinification / Aging :
Traditional vinification aged in oak barrels for 6 months.

La Grave Béchade
Dry White – 2021
AOP Côtes de Duras

Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon
Vinification / Aging :
Traditional vinification aged in oak barrels for 6 months.


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Our sales team

Murielle Boulesteix – Sales Manager for Wine Sales

Eric Gauthier

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