Château TrotteVieille, an estate bought out of love by Marcel Borie

Classified Premier Grand Cru AOC Saint-Émilion since 1955, Château TrotteVieille is acknowledged as one of the greatest wines in Saint-Émilion.

Having fallen in love with it, Marcel Borie purchased the property in 1947. The estate is run today by the Castéja family.

Find out more about the château.

An atypical vineyard
in one of Bordeaux’s best
known appellations

Château TrotteVieille is located on a superb slope to the east of the village of Saint-Émilion. The vineyard covers a terroir of 12 hectares made up of 49% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is one of the rare estates to still have very old Cabernet Franc vines dating back to before the outbreak of phylloxera.

Find out more about Château TrotteVieille’s terroir and vineyard

Precision savoir-faire at
an outstanding wine estate

Each stage of the Château TrotteVieille winemaking process,
from the tending of the vines to the packaging of the bottles, is performed
with the greatest rigour in order to produce outstanding vintages.

Find out about the château’s winemaking techniques

A closely-knit and
experienced team

Philippe Castéja, the château’s Managing Director since the 1990s, has brought together a skilled and ambitious team. Their closeness as colleagues, together with their invaluable experience, contribute to the success of the wines each year.
See the team

Wines of
great finesse

Château TrotteVieille, Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé and Dame de TrotteVieille, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (the château’s First and Second Wines respectively), are complex, fine and elegant wines. The Second Wine is produced from the château’s youngest vines and, since 2012, from the vines of Château Bergat, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé.

Find out the main vintages of our wines and their characteristics.

Our latest news

  1. [Primeurs] Presentation of Château TrotteVieille 2021

    Château TrotteVieille 2021 by Philippe Castéja. “This year the cabernets francs are extraordinary and the Very Old Vines have given absolutely exceptional grapes. We are still waiting to (…)

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  2. A memorable evening on the eve of the Primeurs campaign at Château TrotteVieille !

    On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the Castéja family and the Château TrotteVieille team had the pleasure of gathering 150 guests as part of Primeurs 2021 and the inauguration (…)

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