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Roxo Port/ Chateau Margene

Roxo Port Cellars / Chateau Margene

1659 Copenhagen Drive, Suite C, Solvang, Ca 93463 (First Street between Mission & Copenhagen)

Tel 805.693.2138

"Open Daily" from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

CHATEAU MARGENE

A FAMILY OF WINES

Chateau Margene has expanded its offerings to include portfolio focused programs showcasing varietals grown in the Central Coast of California.  Grapes are sourced from Paso Robles, Monterey County (Santa Lucia Highlands) and Santa Barbar County (Sta. Rita Hills).


 

Chateau Margene:  Luxury Bordeaux-style wines

Chateau Margene is a family-owned, Direct-to-Consumer, micro winery located in the Creston District, within the Paso Robles AVA.  The initial year of produciton was 1997.  Chateau Margene produces only Bordeaux-style wines (Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Franc & Meritage blends) from several AVA's within the larger Paso Robles AVA.  Organic and sustainable practices are used to grow small lots of superior grapes that are hand picked, hand sorted and then gently moved through our gravity flow processing system.

Atop the rolling hills just outside Creston, Michael & Margene Mooney began the fulfillment of their dream to plant a vineyard, build a winery and establish their home.  The family took up residence on the property in the Summer of 1998 and planted the 5.5 acre estate vineyard in the Fall of 1998.  Chateau Margene’s first wine was their 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes sourced from a vineyard in Paso Robles’ west side Templeton Gap area and another vineyard off Airport Road in east Paso Robles.  

Michael is the viticulturalist and winemaker.  The original vineyard was re-planted and the estate now totals 9 acres, consisting of four clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot & Sangiovese .  Farming practices are organic & sustainable, although certification is not sought and the wines are not certified organic due to the addition of sulfites.  The goal is to allow the vines to find their sense of place (terrior).  Vine balance is acheived through deficit irrigation, canopy management, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, the usage of fish & seaweed nutrients.   

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