Château Palene


  • A family history (6 generations)
  • A mastery of the vineyard (reasoned culture)
  • An appreciable wine from an early age
  • A nice balance bteween Merlot and Cabernets (Francs & Sauvignon)
  • A significant production

It is in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers, in the town of Ladaux, that is implanted Château Palene. Five generations have succeeded each other in the history of the property. Antoine Barthe was the creator of this vineyard by buying in 1894 his first vines. Between 1894 and 1907, he bought 2.59 hectares which allowed him to live. Henri Barthe, son of Antoine Barthe, continued this lifestyle by expanding the estate throughout his life. In 1963, Henri Barthe donated the vines to his only daughter Marie-Anne Valentine Barthe and it will be his son Henri Robert Maubrac, born in 1936 who will continue to live from this profession for several years until two new heirs come : Marie-Hélène Maubrac and Christine Maubrac. Later, in love with this profession and this life decided to continue the adventure with her father. Two years after the death of Henri Robert Maubrac in 1998, Christine Maubrac and Eric Guérin
joined forces by creating the EARL Vignobles Maubrac Guérin.

Today the vineyard of Château Palene is 75 hectares. When he arrived at the property, Éric Guérin took his role very seriously and enlarged the area considerably, accompanied by Christine. In 1999, the introduction of bottle marketing was a revelation. Château Palene is made from a vine plot cultivated for several years. The sandy and gravelly soils are planted with 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Cabernet Franc. From year to year, the work of winemaking and breeding is more and more precise.

At the tasting, Château Pelene offers a wine faithful to the Entre-Deux-Mers terroir with a straight palate, marked by notes of red fruits. The 50% Cabernets (Franc and Sauvignon) bring freshness and structure to the whole.

Their Team

  • Owner  : EARL Vignobles Maubrac Guérin
  • Manager : Eric GUERIN & Christine MAUBRAC