A family history…

Family property of around thirty hectares of vines, the gravelly, sandy and clay-limestone soils make up the different plots of very different ages ranging from young plantation to over 50 years old. That’s why we can make great quality wines.

Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc and Merlot are worked all year round with the greatest care to give grapes which will reach perfect maturity.


Since the birth of the estate, the harvest has been produced entirely on the property. Each year we make improvements and improvements aimed at further increasing the quality of our wines.
Several vintages have been rewarded with medals obtained in various competitions.


In 1956, following the frost, almost all of the vineyard was lost.
Frédéric Cruchon’s grandfather, Mr. Jean Taudin, plants new vines, and he will be at the initiative of the creation of the Saint Roch cellar, in Queyrac, with a group of winegrowers.
He was its president for 30 years.

In 1987, Jean Pierre Cruchon acquired plots in AOC Médoc in the town of Gaillan Médoc.
Among these plots, three are located in a hamlet named Chante-Merle on the cadastre (Plots B1212, B1213 and B1205).
Plot 1205 was planted in 1988 and Mr Cruchon then decided to take the original name of the plot “Chantemerle” as the name of the Château. The name will be registered with the INPI in 1993.
At his beginnings, Mr Cruchon brought his harvest to the Cave Saint Roch in the town of Queyrac.

In 1989, construction of an equipment hangar.


In 1995, it will be transformed into a cellar. That same year, Jean Pierre Cruchon decided to vinify in his cellars located on the property.

In 1996, for the first year of vinification, after having obtained his BTSA in viticulture, Frédéric Cruchon joined his father Jean Pierre.

Frédéric Cruchon puts his dynamism and ambition at the service of the estate.
Château Chantemerle then included nine hectares of vines, a vat room and a barrel cellar of 200 m² each. This represents around 400 hectoliters of wines vinified and aged using the traditional method.

In 1997 construction of a barrel cellar.

In 1998, construction of the first cellar for storing bottles, then packaging for the marketing of wines.

In 2008, Frédéric Cruchon became the owner and CEO of Château Chantemerle. Since his first winemaking, he has been able to take the full ownership of the Family estate and improving the vineyard organisation to make one of the most known vineyard in Bordeaux Area.

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