Chateau (Bordeaux)

The designation “chateau”, primarily used in the Bordeaux region, describes a wine estate. To use this designation, a producer must be conducting autonomous cultivation, in other words must have all the elements required for wine production including vineyard, buildings (winery) and equipment. No actual chateau is therefore required under the decree dated 19 August 1921. However, this designation may only be used with an AOC/PDO.