Château Monestier La Tour
Scheufele Family
10 years already… Milestones
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January: acquisition of the wine estate by the Scheufele Family

February: major flooding of the château


Late summer: just before harvesting, vineyard ravaged by hail storm, no red wine produced in 2013



Implementation of a large-scale planting programme to revitalise the natural environment, with to date:

Over 600 trees of diverse species planted throughout the property.

1.8 km of hedges, section by section, planted throughout the estate. Local varieties adapted to the soil and climatic conditions, thus perfectly autonomous, pollinating and protecting the ecosystems and the soil.

Simultaneously, beginning of the conversion into organic and biodynamics in collaboration with Corinne Comme

Launch of a large-scale restructuring programme (scheduled to end in 2025)

Project to extend and build the winery buildings: new vat room, herbarium, barrel cellar, storage buildings. Complete renovation of the cellar and tasting room. Total surface area of the project: over 3,000 m2



Continuation of renovation and construction works

Setting up of a new team in charge of the vineyards and the cellars

Acquisition of additional vineyards nearby

Creation of the biodynamic garden and the herbarium

First vinification in the new vat room



Completion of renovation and construction works

Inauguration of the new buildings on 10th June 2016

Result: plot by plot vinification

Start of studies for a geothermal installation



Collaboration with the oenologist and consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt and his team, in charge of monitoring the estate within the framework of biodynamics in closecooperation with the team of Château Monestier La Tour

Acquisition of further plots of organic vines from a neighbouring winegrower



Bio certification by ECOCERT

Creation of a water treatment system



Plantation of 1 hectare of Cabernet Franc



Publication of the book «Monestier La Tour – Timeless Périgord» by Chandra Kurt published by Assouline

New creation:  Cuvée M Vin Nature without the addition of sulphite



Plantation of 1 hectare of Chardonnay



The Château Monestier La Tour and the Scheufele Family, 10 years already…

Geothermal installation completed and operational

Several wines from the château rated by Robert Parker – A great first in the region!

Cuvée M Vin Nature 2020 IGP Périgord: rating 90 RP

Grand Vin 2018 AOC Côtes de Bergerac: rating 91 RP

Saussignac 2018: rating 92 RP

Cadran Blanc 2019 AOC Bergerac: rating 92 RP

Grand Vin 2017 AOC Côtes de Bergerac: rating 93 RP

Celebration of the event in the company of national and international journalists recognized in the wine world.