Chateau Margene – Creston

A producer of luxury Cabernet Sauvigon & Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noirs from SLH and port-style wines.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    The Estate Vineyard & Winery in the Creston District is open Daily - By Appointment. Appointment requests can be requested between the hours of 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call 805-238-2321 or go to to request an appointment.

    Producers of highly sought after luxury Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc under the Chateau Margene, luxury Pinot Noir under Mooney Family and port style wines under Roxo Cellars.

    Chateau Margene is a small family-owned winery located in the Creston District AVA. Our first wine was the 1997 Cabernet Sauignon. We practice Farming organic and sustainable principles in the vineyard 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. Mooney Family sources Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills AVA's. Roxo Cellars produces port-style wines aged in barrel from 3 - 12 years for complex, structured dessert wines.

    Our tasting room in Morro Bay is open Daily from noon to 7:00 p.m. (except Tuesdays). No appointment necessary.
  • Vineyard Details
    • The estate vineyard, located in the Creston District, 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 low yield, water-stressed, superior quality grapes with exceptional balance.
    • First Date Planted: 1998
    • Last Date Planted: 2015
    • 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 2-3 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2020 season.
  • Varieties Grown
    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 5 acres

    • Cabernet Franc | 2 acres

    • Merlot | 1 acres

    • Malbec | 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