5 Generations of women at Payre

5 générations de femmes : Marie, Eugénie, Simone, Monique, Valérie

Our vineyard is a woman story. Indeed, the tradition goes from mother to daughter and the heritage continues for 5 generations. What a paradox ... In our countryside represented by the "peyre", which means "stone" in local dialect (called "Gascon"), le Château du Payre or Castle of Payre is also named from the Gascon and means the Château of the Father or Castle of the Father.

Some key dates

Purchase of the Domaine du Vic

1881

 

The "Vic" estate and its house were bought by the Roussereau brothers before the marriage between Miss Dumas and one of the brothers.


 

Inheritance of a vineyard covering 3.5 hectares.

Inheritance

1895


Publication of the "Domaine du Vic"

1942

 

Publication of the "Domaine du Vic" in the property directory by son-in-law Mr Isnel Guiraud.

Parution dans l'annuaire des marques

 

Mr Jean-Pierre Arnaud  (Mr Guiraud son-in-law and Mme Arnaud Simone husband) went to Paris to get his first car !  On his way back, he sold few bottles of white wine. At this time, postwar period, direct sales were an avant-garde business.

First sells

1954


Establishment of Château du Payre

1960

 

Mr Gino Marcuzzi married Monique, the oldest daughter. Thanks to a strong family bond, Château du Payre was able to firmly establish itself as a vineyard with the acquisition of red vines.


 

Valérie Marcuzzi, Mr and Mrs Marcuzzi’s second eldest daughter, married Mr Labrousse and continued the passing down of the family property for another generation.

Commiting the family tradition

1993


Expansion

2006

Valérie has taken over the management of the Château du Payre. To be able to welcome people from all over the world and answer to strict european standards, they built an expansion of 900 m2 used as a storehouse, in addition to the existing 35 ha of property.


Our wines have obtained Terra vitis certification which is a promise to sustainable development based on social, environmental and economic balance.

Terra Vitis Certification

2008


HVE 3 Certification

2018

 

Acquisition of a second environmental label : HVE3. It is the highest level of this environmental certification : development of biodiversity in the property and limitation of inputs.


Since 2013

At the Château du Payre, the oenotouristic activity is dynamic and is driven by the Bacchus theme that you can find during the visit, in the four bedrooms and during dinner at the Guest Table.

The hearty and professionnal welcome is recongnized by professionnals like the Chamber of Commerce :

  1. Best of Wine Tourim en 2013 : Valorisation of environmental practices
  2. Best of d’Or en 2015 : Discovery and innovation
  3. Best of Wine Tourism 2017 : Accommodation
  4. Best of Wine 2019 : Discovery and innovation

A charming place in the heart of Bordeaux region which one will seduce you thanks to its generous story, original wine tasting and and its "home-made" welcome...

What a rewarding experience in one unique place.

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