Chateau Batailley

Chateau Batailley

About Chateau Batailley

Chateau Batailley is a renowned winery located in Bordeaux’s Pauillac appellation in France. It is a 5th Grand Cru Classé according to the classification made in 1855. The wine estate serves as the flagship of Borie-Manoux and Castéja. 

Chateau Batailley has one of the oldest histories in the region of Médoc. Its name has existed since the late 18th century. It comes from the battle people fought in the location or place where the vineyard and chateau lie today. The skirmish was a part of the war of 1452 and continued for a hundred years. During that time, the French managed to get back Chateau Latour from the hands of the English. This blood-soaked and historical ground saw a turning point with the plantation of vines for the first time a few years later. 

The venture of the winery began with the vineyards that the Saint-Martin family-owned and handled. Later into the future, the property witnessed several changes of owners. It even underwent a temporary partition. Finally, in 1816, the estate landed in the hands and ownership of Daniel Guestier, the then-owner of Barton & Guestier. Immediately after acquiring the estate, he executed plans for severe expansion and restoration. 

In 1932, Marcel and François Borie purchased the winery. The two brothers split the property into two halves in 1942 to avoid issues during inheritance. It gave rise to Haut-Batailley and Batailley. Marcel Borie received the larger portion of the land, including the château. It remained with him until he passed away in 1961. After that, Denise, Marcel’s daughter, and Emile Castéja, her husband, took over the land.

Today, the Castéja family owns Batailley. The vineyards owned by the winery extend over 57 hectares. They remain planted with various grape varieties. They consist of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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