Chateau de Seuil
Château du Seuil, located 35km south east of Bordeaux, is one of the most elegant country houses on the left bank of the Garonne river. This 19th century estate overlooks the river and is in the heart of the Graves vineyards, as well as the Cérons appellation. This region is rich in remains of Gallo-Roman vineyards and has a century long tradition of producing fine wines.
Château du Seuil was acquired by a Welsh couple, Bob Watts, a businessman and lawyer from Cardiff, and his wife Sue in 1988. The château was renovated, but in keeping with the building’s original character and a new winery built. Today, Chateau du Seuil is managed by Sean and Nicola Allison, following the traditions established by Nicola’s parents Bob and Sue.
Sean and Nicola are involved in every aspect of making their wines from the vineyards through to the final bottle and the excellent quality of the wines is proof of their determination and attention to detail. Over the two generations a major effort has been made to improve the vineyards. In addition, the best in traditional winemaking methods has been integrated with modern technologies to develop a distinctive style which crosses between the ‘old’ and ‘new’ worlds.