Château Branaire-Ducru, a stronghold of tradition and innovation in the Saint-Julien terroir. Rooted in history and marked by transformation. The origins of Château Branaire-Ducru trace back to 1680 when Jean-Baptiste Braneyre recognized the potential of the deep gravel soils and acquired the expansive 60-hectare estate. Since then, the estate's journey through time has been marked by a commitment to excellence and a continuous pursuit of quality which is why Château Branaire-Ducru is a favourite amongst the Wine Gurus here at Honest Grapes.
In 1988, Patrick Maroteaux took the reins of Château Branaire-Ducru, bringing with him a fresh perspective and a determination to elevate the estate's reputation. Under his guidance, remarkable strides have been made, solidifying the château's status as a beacon of excellence in Saint-Julien.
At the helm of Château Branaire-Ducru is the dynamic and talented winemaker Jean Dominique Videau. Leading a dedicated team, Videau has redefined the estate's winemaking approach. Their focus lies in crafting wines that embody freshness and power, a dynamic combination that captures the essence of Saint-Julien.
Ensuring that the wines maintain their integrity from vine to bottle. In 1991, Château Branaire-Ducru made a pioneering move by introducing a state-of-the-art Chai, where the movement of wine is guided solely by gravity. This innovation represents a commitment to the most gentle and respectful winemaking practices.
Château Branaire-Ducru is synonymous with consistency and excellence. The estate's dedication to producing wines of exceptional quality is reflected in each vintage. The wines, crafted by marrying tradition with innovation, are a testament to the unwavering commitment to the terroir and the pursuit of perfection.