The Garcin-Leveque family has long been producing wine in the Saint-Émilion and Pomerol districts, with ideal location either on the Saint-Émilion plateau or in Pomerol close to its prestigious and world-class neighbours such as Petrus, L’Evangile or La Conseillante.
Château Barde-Haut, currently a Grand Cru Classe, is widely tipped to be upgraded to Grand Cru Classe B due to the excellent work done by the family. The property’s vineyards, cellars and winemaking facilities have all been renovated and modernised, and in 2012 the family unveiled two striking minimalist steel buildings designed by architect Nadau Lavergne. These buildings have been created to be as environmentally-friendly as possible with green roofing, solar panels and even a small wind turbine.
In total the château has 16 hectares of vineyards planted with 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc which sit on an elevated limestone plateau in the eastern half of Saint-Émilion. The winemaking is overseen by Hélène Garcin Lévèque who also runs Clos l’Eglise in Pomerol and Chateau Poesia in St. Emilion, while her husband Patrick Lévèque takes care of the vineyards.