A family affair
Oenologist Mr. Pierre-Abel SIMONNEAU and Mme Nicole SIMONNEAU have been running this estate since 1965, when they took over from the previous generation. Madame Simonneau looks after sales and marketing at Wine Fairs and Exhibitions. Mr. Simonneau and their son Florent guarantee the very specific output of the vineyard and the meticulous preparation of the various wines. Isabelle, married to Florent, runs administration and enquiries.
Other tasks in the business are undertaken by skilled employees. We are located at Saint Pierre de Bat, in HAUT-BENAUGE, 45 km from Bordeaux in the Entre Deux Mers region. The wine store houses are in the hollow in the small valley, and the vines, spread over the gentle valley slopes, are favourably exposed.
The vineyard first began to make a name for itself at the turn of the century, when the "château" was built. The vines have never been subjected to chemical weedkillers; the 25 hectares of noble vines are split 18 hectares for reds and 7 hectares for whites. - Cabernet-Sauvignon 11.5 ha.