The Château Tour Saint Christophe is a mid-18th century property, located at the limit between the two villages of Saint-Émilion and Saint Christophe des Bardes. Consisting of 16 hectares on the northern clay and limestone hills of Saint Emilion, the château overlooks beautiful ancient dry stone terraces restored by hand as original during a complete renovation of the estate ordered by the owners Peter Kwok and his daughter Elaine in 2012, preserving the richness of the legacy from the past.
The Terroir from Chateau Saint Christophe
The terroir of Château Tour Saint Christophe geo-pedological characters are drawn 30 million years ago. Today soils are the result of their geological origin and their position in the landscape. Multiple sedimentary deposits starting at Tertiary (Oligocene, about 30 million years ago) are at the origin of the terroir of Château Tour Saint Christophe. Since Tertiary bedrock degradation and erosion sculpt the
landscape and develop the complexity of soil.
The Owners from Chateau Saint Christophe
For Peter Kwok, the owner of Vignobles K, producing wine in Bordeaux is part of his long love affair with France. His Chinese parents raised him in Saigon, Vietnam, where he says he learned to admire French art, architecture, music and food. It was 18 years ago already when he acquired his first property Château Haut-Brisson (Grand Cru Saint Emilion), driven by his passion for wine that he now shares with his children Elaine, Karen and Howard, with whom he also owns Château La Patache and Enclos Tourmaline (Pomerol), as well as Enclos de Viaud (Lalande de Pomerol).
The Team from Chateau Saint Christophe
Over the years, Peter Kwok gathered a dedicated team of experience whose goal is to extract the essence and the accuracy of each terroir: Jean-Christophe Meyrou (General Director), Jérôme Aguirre (Winemaker) and Laurent Peneau (Vineyard manager). We work with the aim to produce wines with the highest standards, highlighting the individual and harmonious expression of great terroirs. Our philosophy is part of a culture of respect for environmental balances by organic farming at Château Haut-Brisson and sustainable agriculture in the other properties.