Chateau Margene – Creston

A producer of luxury Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, SLH Pinot Noir and port style wines.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    A producer of highly sought after luxury Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc under the Chateau Margene label, luxury Pinot Noirs under their Mooney Family label and port style wines under their Roxo Port Cellars label. Chateau Margene is a small family-owned winery located in the Creston District AVA. The initial year of production was 1997. Farming practices are organic and sustainable and the focus is small lots of ultra-premium grapes that are hand picked, hand sorted and then gently moved through our gravity flow grape processing system.

    The Estate tasting room is open Friday - Monday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Make an appointment with winemaker Michael or assistant winemaker Jon for the "Elevated Tour & Tasting Experience". During this comprehensive one of a kind tour, you will be guided through the vineyard & winery to experience the entire growing and winemaking process, which ends with a sit down tasting of their current releases. The Elevated Tour & Tasting Experience is $60 per person and we can accommodate groups of up to eight (8) people.

    Our 2nd tasting room, "Chateau Margene: A Family of Wines" is located at 845 Embarcadero Road in Morro Bay. Open Daily from Noon to 7:00 p.m.. Come cool off at the beach and enjoy our wines.
  • Vineyard Details
    • The estate vineyard is planted to 9 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (4 clones), Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec & Sangiovese This family-owned estate is farmed using organic and sustainable principles with a focus on superior quality and balance.
    • First Date Planted: 1998
    • Last Date Planted: 2016
    • Row Orientations: 5 acres North/South, 4 acres East/West
    • Row Spacings: 5' x 10' & 4' x 8'
    • Trellis Type: VSP
    • Rootstock: 1103P
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Deficit irrigation on drip
    • Soil Types: alluvial hillside terraces, granitic/sedimentary rock with sandy and clay loams
    • Slope Description: flat to 5 degree slopes
    • Harvest Method: Hand pick under lights or at first light
    • Wineries Supplied: Chateau Margene uses 90% of their estate fruit and will offer 3-5 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon this season.
  • Varieties Grown
    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 4 acres

    • Cabernet Franc | 2 acres

    • Merlot | 1 acres

    • Malbec | 1 acres

    • Sangiovese | 1 acres

  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

    • Mooney Family Pinot Noir, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Nov 2016, 94 Points & Editor's Choice
    • Chateau Margene 2013 CASK 4 (Cabernet Sauvignon), Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Sep 2016, 93 Points
    • Chateau Margene 2013 CASK 4 (Cabernet Sauvignon), Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Sep 2016, 93 Points
    • El Pistolero Pinot Noir, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Dec 2015, 94 Points & Editor's Choice
    • Chateau Margene 2013 CASK 7 (Cabernet Franc), Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Dec 2015, 93 points
    • Chateau Margene 2012 CASK 4 (Cabernet Sauvignon), Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Jun 2015, 94 points
    • Chateau Margene 2010 Beau Melange, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Apr 2015, 94 points