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du Tertre

Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Éric Albada Jelgersma
Located on one of the highest and most beautiful gravelly rises in the Margaux appellation, Château du Tertre has a very interesting history.

It was created in the 18th century by an important Irish négociant, Pierre Mitchell, who had fallen in love with the Bordeaux region and its wines. The founder of the first glassworks in Bordeaux, this refined, innovative man realized one of his fondest dreams by establishing his own fine wine estate.

Other famous families followed in his footsteps: the de Brezets and Vallandés, as well as the Koenigswarters, rich bankers close to Emperor Napoleon III. The quality of the wine was such that it was included among the great growths of Margaux in the 1855 classification.

Éric Albada Jelgersma acquired the estate in 1997. Thanks to major investments and careful management, Château du Tertre now expresses its intrinsically elegant personality year after year.

Van Beek
Managing Director
Château du Tertre
( Margaux )
Château du Tertre
+33 (0)5 57 88 52 52
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The Château in figures
Area under wine

52 hectares


150,000 bottles


Günz gravel and sand

Grape varieties

43 % Cabernet Sauvignon

33 % Merlot

19 % de Cabernet franc

5 % Petit Verdot

Barrel ageing

15-17 months

New barrels: 45%

Second wine

Les Hauts du Tertre