Château du Tertre offers five spacious en suite guestrooms (one twin and four double rooms). The accommodation is situated between the château and the wine making facility. The rooms carry the names of grape varietals: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit-Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sémillon (the intruder...). The decoration imagined by Axel Vervoordt perfectly matches the quiet and restful environment. Vervoordt is a renowned collector, antiquarian, interior designer and, most recently, curator. He counts among his clientele royalty, rock stars, financiers, tech tycoons and artists.
During your stay, you can enjoy a visit of the estate adapted to your interests and focused on either history, terroir, technical explanations or other specific subjects concerning wine making. A tasting of our wines is also included.
Rosie, Lisa and Manuel will be pleased to welcome you for breakfast which is served in the château. An honour bar with soft drinks and a selection of alcoholic beverages, as well as tea and coffee, is at your disposal.
Château du Tertre is ideally located to discover the Medoc and the Atlantic beaches. Bordeaux is situated at a 25km drive.
Château du Tertre
The estate's name is inspired by its location, as it is situated on a tertre (hillock or rising ground in French). The château is located on one of the highest and most beautiful gravelly rises in the Margaux appellation and it dates back to 1143, which makes it one of the oldest properties on Bordeaux's Left Bank.
The château itself was built in 1724 by Pierre Mitchell, an important Irish negociant who had fallen in love with the Bordeaux region and its wines and who, later on, created the shape of the Bordeaux bottle and the Jeroboam.
Other famous families followed in his footsteps: the de Brezets and Vallandés, as well as the Koenigswarters, rich bankers close to Emperor Napoleon III. The quality of the wine was such that it was included among the Great Growths of Margaux in the 1855 Classification.
Eric Albada Jelgersma acquired the estate in 1997. Thanks to major investments and careful management, Château du Tertre now expresses its intrinsically elegant personality through its wines, year after year.