A brief history
Located in Macau at the gateway to the Médoc, Château Tayet overlooks the Gironde Estuary and benefits from good sun exposure conducive to perfect grape ripening.
The estate is located on the banks of the Gironde, close to Macau harbour, where water from the Estuary constantly moves back and forth with the tides. The estate's vineyards have benefited from this environment for several centuries and produce wonderfully characterful wines. Indeed, when all the Bordeaux vineyards were nearly wiped out by the phylloxera crisis at the end of the 19th century, only the vines closest to the river survived, producing the majority of Bordeaux wines at the time. Several generations of winegrowers have continued to improve the quality of wines grown on this alluvial plain.
Formerly known as Château Les Charmilles, the De Schepper family renamed the estate Château Tayet when they purchased it in 1994.