Vignobles Marcel Petit is an SCEA (civil agricultural company) created in 1986 by Marcel Petit with the purchase of Château Pillebois in the Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux appellation.
The domaine expanded in 1988 with the acquisition of Château Franc Lartigue and Château Grande Rouchonne, both situated in the Saint-Emilion appellation. Vignobles Marcel Petit also became a member of the “Vignerons Indépendants de France” in the same year.
Marcel Petit retired in 1997, entrusting his vineyards to his daughter, Elisabeth, and son-in-law, Jean-Pierre Toxé. The domaine currently covers 22 hectares of vineyards in Saint-Emilion and Castillon. Then in 2019, the AOC Castillon plots and the Pillebois castle were sold. The vineyard now covers 9.5 hectares of vines in AOC Saint-Emilion.
The domaine has continued to develop and improve over the last 30 years. With two generations of winemaking expertise, and thanks to our collaboration with viticultural specialists, we are able to get the very best from our terroir.
We constantly strive to improve our techniques and the quality of our wines whilst continuing to respect our ancestors' winemaking traditions.
We have been working in an environmentally-friendly manner for several years now.
In 2011, we joined the SME association (Environmental Management System), which is ISO 14001 certified and specializes in environmental and biodiversity management. It demands the reduction in phytosanitary products and herbicides, the use of waste recovery systems, and zero impact from cellar effluents and phytosanitary product residues.
In 2013, we obtained the HVE 3 certification (High Environmental Value level 3). This is the highest of three levels and attests to our commitment to a balanced, environmentally-friendly approach and the biodiversity of our domaine.