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French Wineries

Château Ampélia

Château Ampélia

A.O.C Côtes de Bordeaux




Château Ampélia is a French winery, located in the Côtes de Bordeaux region. This winery was acquired by François Despagne and his wife Murielle in 1999, when they started this project with 5 hectares of vines. They named it Ampélia - from the Greek "ampelos", the vine - to echo their passion: Ampelology. A beautiful homage consecrated by this Grand Vin made from a blend of old vines of the property. 


For François Despagne, Château Ampélia is a real personal challenge.
Coming from a line of winegrowers in Saint-Emilion since the 17th century (if not earlier, the presence of Despagne in this region is noted since the 15th century) and owner since 1812 of Château Grand Corbin-Despagne, François Despagne could count on his personal experiences to apply the same rules of art on the terroir of Ampélia. And thus to make a high quality wine bloom in Castillon.


For that reason, François Despagne, and his wife Murielle decided to embark in this great project. They have the know-how and passion to make excellent wines. 


In their 5 hectares of vines, they plant 80% of Merlot grapes and 20% Cabernet Franc grapes. The vineyards have an age approximately of 26 years. In Chateau Ampélia they focus on making enviromentally friendly wines, and that´s why they obtained in 2018 the certification of organic wines. 


Discover their wine here!