Four centuries of history:

Château Gravelines is one of the oldest estate in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux area, with more than four centuries of history, Etienne Therasse and Sylvain Labardant have been the owners since 1999.




An ideal location:


Château Gravelines is located on the right bank of the river Garonne in a small village named Semens, 40 kilometers, south-east of Bordeaux. The vines are planted on hillsides with an excellent south-east exposure. The soils are mainly composed of limestone and clay. The wineyard covers 45 hectares. 29 hectares are planted with red grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, and Malbec. 16 hectares are planted with white grapes such as Sauvignon, Sémillon and Muscadelle.


Quality is our creed:


Etienne Therasse’s working methods have deeply increased the quality of Château Gravelines wines. Several awards have been obtained in Paris or Mâcon’s wine contest and also mentions in wine guides such as the Guide Hachette des Vins. Our vines are grown with respect for the environment and are pruned in order to limit the yield. Disbudding is used for the most vigorous vines. We make harvest in green on all the vines presenting a too important grape load. We also practise a manual stripping on the sun raising side of the majority of our pieces, in order to favour the ventilation and the ripening of the bunches. The wine making is traditional, with control of the temperatures. Our winery were renovated in 1995.