Joie de Vivre

The inspiration for our work and kitchens comes from our French culture and our love for “joie de vivre”. Food, wine, and all the finer things in life are an essential part of our family. Our incredible award-winning vineyard in Bordeaux is deeply rooted in the flavors, experiences, scents, and love of food and wine.

Experience The Château

A very special place for us, this is our family estate and is where we make our award winning-wine and hold cooking events.

Located just a stone's throw away from the famous Unesco Heritage town of Saint Emilion, Château Peyfaures sits gloriously atop a gentle hill where it has been for over five centuries.

We are happy to host our cooking and wine events here for our customers and friends. We often we find ourselves spending entire days with local Michelin Star chefs experiencing, alongside our winemaker, what this magical region is all about.

Events at Chateau Peyfaures

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cooking classes

Wine Tasting

relaxing

Winemaking

Our philosophy

At Château Peyfaures, we believe in putting the grapes first. This philosophy permeates everything we do here, from sustainable organic practices in the vineyard, natural fermentations in the winery, and a deft hand with oak to enhance rather than mask the flavors of the fruit.

Seven generations have cared for the estate, with last in the line, Laurent Godeau staying on to work with the Moraes family, who purchased the Château in April of 2017.

Together, they continue to carry on the family’s traditions while continuing to raise the quality with every vintage. Most of the work is done in the field. Biodiversity is prized as a way to keep the vines in harmony with the land, as evidenced by the lush grasses found between the vines. The vineyards are beautifully situated on clay-limestone soils in eastern Entre-Deux-Mer, just across the Dordogne river from Saint Emilion and Pomerol. Like these two world-class regions, Château Peyfaures focuses on Merlot, blending in Cabernet Franc and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon to create a wine with lush dark fruit and layered complexity.

The Winemaking

Winemaking at Château Peyfaures harks back to a time before modern, large-scale productions, favoring instead the techniques used by the countless generations that originally brought fame to the region. Grapes are gently crushed in a traditional basket press to emphasize aromatics and avoid harsh green notes. Because terroir is about more than simply grapes and soil, spontaneous fermentation is encouraged, utilizing the natural, indigenous wild yeast found in the winery rather than adding a culture formulated in a lab. The wines are a product of confidence, acknowledging how little needs to be done to allow the fruit to shine. Minimal manipulations allow the excellent vineyards to show their unique character. The varied soils on the gentle slopes facing the top sites of Saint Emilion give the resulting wines a layered complexity.

There are no exact numbers or timetables for the wines of Château Peyfaures. We prefer to let each wine determine how much oak and time in the cellar is necessary. Nothing is rushed, and each block of vineyard is fermented and aged separately to bring out its optimal character before blending. Each vintage creates variations in the wines’ character, but each bottle is uniquely Château Peyfaures. In keeping with our dedication to the classic style of Bordeaux, we make our wines with the structure and body that can stand the test of time.

French Cooking

Our clients and guests can take advantage of this incredible Château and experience its delicious food first hand.

Local Michelin Star chefs join us at our vineyard, and provide you with “hands-on” experience, cooking in our professionally outfitted L’Atelier kitchen.

There is no better way to experience our kitchens’ full capabilities than in this amazing setting with a Michelin chef for you and your chosen guests.

French Cooking

Our clients and guests can take advantage of this incredible Château and experience its delicious food first hand.

Local Michelin Star chefs join us at our vineyard, and provide you with “hands-on” experience, cooking in our professionally outfitted L’Atelier kitchen.

There is no better way to experience our kitchens’ full capabilities than in this amazing setting with a Michelin chef for you and your chosen guests.

French Cooking

Our clients and guests can take advantage of this incredible Château and experience its delicious food first hand.

Local Michelin Star chefs join us at our vineyard, and provide you with “hands-on” experience, cooking in our professionally outfitted L’Atelier kitchen.

There is no better way to experience our kitchens’ full capabilities than in this amazing setting with a Michelin chef for you and your chosen guests.

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