Château des Antonins

Antoine de Roquefeuil

"The Château des Antonins is housed in a 13th century convent that was built for the monks of the order of Saint Antoine. The domaine is located in Pondaurat, on the left bank of the Garonne near the Graves appellation. After the French Revolution, the property passed into the Roquefeuil family, and in 1985, Geoffroy and Martine Roquefeuil took over this historic property and its vineyards.
 
However, their son Antoine never anticipated taking over the winery. During a year-long trip abroad to New Zealand, he eventually decided to become a vigneron. In 2016, he returned home with a backpack (and without a warning to his surprised parents), and began working alongside his father to learn how to grow grapes and make wine. Sadly, Geoffroy fell ill and passed away unexpectedly just a few months later, leaving Antoine alone with only a little experience – and a lot of work to do. Fortunately, Antoine had also worked harvest in 2014, which helped him to  keep vinification the same and focus on learning how to grow grapes. Following the retirement of his mother at the beginning of 2021, Antoine now holds the reins all alone at Chateau des Antonins."

Key information

Bordeaux

Pondaurat

27 hectares

Founded in 1985

Sustainable certified since 2018 (HVE 3)
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