Château la Gamaye belongs to the Bourceau’s family for more than six generations. After an adolescence to support his father on the vineyard, Franck Bourceau takes over the vineyard in 1983 and does not stop enriching it.
With 5 acres the 1920s, the vineyard was developed to 50 acres. Franck Bourceau fund, over time and acquisitions, the balance between traditional know-how and modernity.
The estate is composed today of 3 different Châteaux making wines on 3 appellations, Château La Gamaye and Château Terrier des Cailloux (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux), and Château Haut Mangaud (Côtes de Bourg) and propose subtle wines, all classified in AOC (Protected appellation).
Since 2017, Wilfried, the son of Franck looks after the vineyards. After 1 year of wine making in South Africa, he traveled around the globe during a decade, to enrich his experience by working in England, then in Vietnam, in Singapore and in China, as sales representative for various Negociant.
Working together, Father and Son set a new goal: the conversion to Organic Agriculture. This new project started on September 1st, 2018.
Overlooking the Gironde river, Vineyard Bourceau is situated in the North of Bordeaux, on the villages of Berson and saint Trojan, cradle of vineyards since the Middle Ages.
Thanks to its situation, the vineyards benefit from all the assets of a nature with a generous terroir. Vines take advantage of a microclimate which protects them from spring frosts and the clay-calcareous hillsides make an exceptional ground. Beside Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec grapes, the merlot hold a special place.