Way back in 1854, the Caryeton family bought the Château Penin estate. It was then split between growing fruits and vines. However, it didn’t take long for the family to realise that grapes were the way forward and the family now owns 40 hectares of prime Bordeaux vineyards.
Chateau Penin run by Patrick Carteyron, the fifth generation of his family to make the wine at this 50 hectare estate in the Entre-deux-Mers in Bordeaux. Annual production is only around 20,000 cases spread across all the wines form the property. The soil is deep, between 5 to 8 metres, of predominantly gravel with large pebbles deposited by the river Gironde and with vines of an average age of 30 years old everything is in place to produce quality wines from this terrroir. The estate has been awarded a Level 3, the top accreditation, of HVE for sustainability in the winery, vineyards and social projects.