Chateau Meaume is situated roughly 15 kilometres north of Libourne in the commune of Maransin. The Johnson-Hills acquired this historic chateau in 1980 and quickly implemented a modernisation program. A new cuverie was built to house 16 temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. An addition to this, a new insulated maturation chai with 11 stainless steel tanks was constructed and the old chai was renovated for use as the 'barrique veillissement chai'.
Although firm believers in technology, the Johnson-Hills recognise that vineyard management is paramount to producing excellent wine. Traditional agricultural methods are used in favour of chemical fertilizers. The Chateau has its own herd of cattle, which provides a constant supply of organic matter for the vineyards…
The wines are the result of traditional farming, modern technology and a lot of hard work and passion. Typically produced from 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines are full of character and can be enjoyed from a relatively early age.