Château Phélan Ségur


  • Precision work in the vineyard: sustainable & intra-parcel viticulture on a large terroir of clayey gravel
  • A historic Bordeaux property created by Bernard O’Phélan in 1810 and now owned by the Van de Vyvere family
  • A wine with a classic temperament, all elegance, finesse and balance with refined tannins
  • The soul of Phélan Ségur ” a warm, sincere and personalized welcome “.


The history of Château Phélan Ségur is linked to a young Irishman, Bernard Phelan, a wine broker, who left his native land at the end of the 18th century to settle in Bordeaux. In 1805, he acquired the Clos de Garamey located in Saint Estèphe and completed his first acquisition with the purchase of the Ségur de Cabanac estate in 1810. Upon his death, Château Ségur de Garamey was passed on to his son who devoted his life to raising the reputation and quality of the wines produced.

The Château changed owners several times afterwards, and became the property of Xavier Gardinier in 1985. Xavier Gardinier runs the property with his sons and has undertaken restoration work to give the property the lustre of its past. After more than thirty years at the head of the property, the Gardinier family passed the reins of the estate to Philippe Van de Vyvere. This great wine lover fulfills one of his dearest dreams by taking over this prestigious vineyard.

Terroir & Vinification

The complexity of the Saint-Estèphe terroir, of which Château Phélan Ségur is a perfect illustration, is an important element. The surface of the vineyard is 70 hectares. There, the grape varieties are 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Franc and 1.5% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vineyard is 35 years. Under the leadership of the vineyard manager – Luc Peyronney – we practice viticulture that respects our land and the winemakers. We are also committed to the preservation of biodiversity: we want to protect the native fauna and flora in our vineyard and natural areas (meadows, forests, park, pond) and we are currently replanting several hundred trees and hedges.

Fabrice Bacquey, Cellar Master, preserves the noble raw material that is the grape. He has to respect the style of the property by expressing the best of the vintage. With the precious help of Michel Rolland, oenologist consultant, some plots are called to enter the assembly of the Grand Vin of Château Phelan Ségur, others are intended for the second wine Frank Phelan.


At the tasting, the style of Château Phelan Segur is illustrated by a quest for excellence, by a search for optimal phenolic maturity, an obsession with the quality of the tannins, a controlled maturation (not more than 50% new wood). It is the expression of the terroir that guides us and we have never deviated from this rule. Made from a selection of old vines and aged in barrels for 18 months, the wine is classic, elegant, delicate and balanced with refined tannins.

Their Team

  • Propriétaire : Philippe Van de Vyvere
  • Directrice Générale : Véronique Dausse
  • Chef de Culture : Luc Peyronney
  • Maître de Chai : Fabrice Bacquet