It is both practical and esthetic. The archways of the old Bordeaux Bastide train station support the walls, providing unique dimension and authenticity to the whole construction. Having witnessed the conquest of speed by trains over the past two centuries, the stone archways now celebrate slowness in Pavie. Two completely opposing notions of time that remind us that wine is patience. The Pavie winery is a space where time has stopped. Month after month, year after year, the barrel ageing does its work.
Our harvests are made with the same great care we give to our vineyard work, and this also carries over to our winemaking. Yields are low, with an average of just 30 hectoliters per hectare.
Our oenologist and cellar master, Jean-Baptiste Pion, has contributed to our success since 1998.
Pion is a graduate of Bordeaux's Oenology School, and he and his cellar workers form a perfect team to achieve Château Pavie's goals.
Our consultant oenologist, Michel Rolland, helps us with winemaking, aging, and blending.