Château Méaume is an estate winery in the commune of Maransin on the right bank of the Bordeaux region not far from Libourne and the Saint-Emilion region. It was purchased by Alan Johnson-Hill (an Englishman) in 1978 with his wife Sue and their three daughters. The debut 1980 vintage was a poor year in Bordeaux but via the renewal of both vines and winery–and advice from the then under the radar oenologist, Michel Rolland–the estate found its financial feet, the1983 vintage gaining Alan and Château Méaume critical acclaim. Red wines are made under the Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge AOC.
Contact: Mark and Sandra Johnson-Hill.
Vineyards: 100ha (250 acres) of land of which 40ha (100 acres) are vines.
Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge AOC, Château Méaume