A FAMILY OWNED VINEYARD WITH AWARD WINNING WINES
“A fabulous day of exploring the abundant wine region of Bergerac and surrounding areas. Started at Chateau Lestevenie and learned so much from the new owner about the local grapes, sustainability, their quest for the perfect wines, ‘le terroir’ and biodiversity. Good luck going forward, may you continue to win awards!”
“Jaco, thank you both so much for giving us such a wonderful visit and tasting with you today. It was great to hear what you are doing. You have found a beautiful spot. We so enjoyed ourselves. We will be keeping an eye via your newsletter on how you are getting on and we wish you all the very best in your wine business.”
Zoe and Paul
“We had such a lovely experience at Chateau Lestevenie, Jaco was an amazing host explaining the history of the vineyard and the process of how they specifically make the wine. The range of wines they have is absolutely fantastic, everyone you attend with will find a wine they like. We ended up walking away with a case of one of the amazing reds and a few others. We will definitely continue to purchase wine from Jaco and his family. 10/10 recommende!”
“I would like to thank you for letting us join the tour yesterday. A big thank you to Ramon, it was a very interesting and informative tour, we learnt a lot and got to try some of the lovely wines. Thank you once again – we had a wonderful morning at Chateau Lestevenie. Many thanks”
Hilary & Alistair
Meet Our Team
How do we produce wine?
We taste and analyse the berries with our cultivars and wine styles in mind and adapt the harvest date accordingly. This process is generally largely influenced by the weather throughout the year leading up to harvest.
For the Crément we lightly press the berries. For the white we allow maceration before pressing and the duration on skins depends on the quality of the harvest.
After cold settling for the white and rosé we try to ferment the wines at cool temperatures. With the reds we do pump overs by hand, making the intervals between pump overs longer towards the end of fermentation.
This is a crucial step where our wine is honed down by taste, analysis and consequent adjustments before filtration and bottling.
Our Blog Wines
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