Château Le Pin Beausoleil

Award winning organic wines

Sustainability, passion for quality and respect for the terroir. These are the guiding principles of winemaking at Château Le Pin Beausoleil. Our family has chosen this path despite the challenges of adverse climatic changes over the past decades. Despite the adverse climatic changes, only natural nutrients are fed to the vines and the soil is worked very carefully.

About the people

In 2004, the Hallek family bought Château Le Pin Beausoleil. Even the tiniest details are meticulously attended to during the winemaking process. All wines have been certified organic since 2021. Stéphane Derenoncourt, a renowned oenologist, consults on the Château. Every vintage, our goal is to bring out the distinct characteristics of the outstanding terroir to their full potential.

Our Team

We are a small passionate team committed to producing high-quality organic wines. Sharing our appreciation and love for wine to unite past and present, to preserve this craft for generations to come.

Ingrid und Michael Hallek

Ingrid & Michael Hallek

Owner

Alaska

Guardian of the winery

Igor Leclere

Technical Director

Our Wines

Our goal is to express the outstanding terroir in each vintage. Using gentle, organic methods to unfold the harmony between nature and our wine. Starting in 2021, all wines are certified according to the criteria of organic viticulture (Eurocert).

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Château Le Pin
Beausoleil

Our first wine, a cuvée from the best plots in Saint-Vincent and Merignas, composed of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Petit Soleil

Our second wine, mainly produced with young Merlot grapes planted in 2000.

Our History

  • ~1500

    Chateau Le Pin has existed since at least the 15th century, as revealed by a text from the book on historical monuments of the Gironde ("Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Gironde" Flohic editions 2001, Tome II, p. 1192):

    "In 1447, the ambitious Bernard Angevin, favorite of Henry V and lord of Rauzan and Pujols, bought the noble house of Le Pin from the Massip family. In 1449 he gave it to Jean de Ros le Vieux. It then fell to Jean de la Combe on condition that he bear the name and coat of arms of his great-granduncle who died childless.

    In the 18th century, the manor house passed by marriage to the Sauvin family, who still owned it in 1801, then to Gabriel d'Abzac le La Martinie. The entrance to the castle was once defended by portcullis. A stone bridge replaced the old drawbridge. Two of the four towers that the building must have had are still left. The manor house is now a winery."

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    1997

    In 1997, "Le Pin" became "Château Le Pin Beausoleil" and the tradition of winemaking was revived. The old manor house was lavishly restored and the original beauty of the estate was re-established. Today, Le Pin Beausoleil is a peaceful and idyllic château despite its proximity to the much-visited Saint Emilion.

  • 2004

    Michael and Ingrid Hallek purchased the Chateau and immediately began extensive renovations and implemented a quality-oriented transformation of the estate's viticulture.

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    2014

    By purchasing the vineyards directly adjacent to the château in 2014, a high-quality terroir was acquired, located directly on a plateau above Saint Jean de Blaignac and Saint Vincent, one of the highest elevations in the Gironde. The vineyards have been largely replaced since 2014 and now characterize the quality of the wines.

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    Today

    Today, Le Pin Beausoleil is a peaceful and idyllically situated Château despite its proximity to the much visited Saint Emilion.

Sustainable
Viniculture

We strive to protect the soil, water, biodiversity and the people who work on our property by applying the principles of sustainable viticulture.

We seek to prevent the depletion of natural resources to ensure they will remain available for future generations.

Manual work

The manual execution of many, essential work steps, in the vineyard as well as in the cellar, is crucial for the high quality of our wines.

Passion

In every bottle that leaves our Chateau, there is the unconditional dedication to perfection and the desire to express the charm and diversity of its enchanting terroir.

Opinions

Current

Here we regularly report on news, adventures or the current steps in winemaking at Château Le Pin Beausoleil.

Winter pruning in organic viticulture

As the cold of winter settles over the vineyards, this time of year is particularly important for Chateau le Pin Beausoleil, as we are committed to organic farming. Winter pruning is a delicate dance between shaping the vines for optimal growth and ensuring the health of the vineyard ecosystem.

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Challenges and triumphs: the 2023 vintage in Bordeaux

The Bordeaux wine region has long been revered for its exceptional wines, shaped by a delicate dance between nature and human skill. However, the 2023 vintage was proof of the resilience and adaptability of winegrowers in the face of difficult weather conditions.

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Water and rain – too little or too much, but never right?

In Bordeaux, the dance between water and weather is decisive and shapes the character and quality of the wines every year. In 2023, these elements seem to harmonize well and promise exceptional Bordeaux wines. This is in some contrast to last year, when the southwest of France experienced extreme drought, fires and a lack of rainfall.

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