The vineyard of Château Pavie is 42 hectares in size. It is a large whole, but contains different terroirs, each with its own microclimate. Château Pavie is often one of the last wineries to complete the harvest. They work responsibly: 70% of the vineyard is now treated organically, they strive for 100%.
Today, Gerard Perse is the man in charge. A self-made man and millionaire from Paris. The son of a painter takes over a small grocery store in a suburb in 1976 and then achieves enormous success with franchised supermarkets for Champion (Carrefour). Until he only wants to be busy with wine. In 1998, after buying several other wineries, he buys Château Pavie. In the region he is seen as a denial of Saint-Emilion wines because of the techniques he applied, for example the early cutting of unripe bunches of grapes to limit production and increase quality. Considered an unheard-of waste at the time, today almost everyone does it. Due to the success of his wines, his reputation has improved a lot. Not only Parker, but also other international wine critics give the highest scores. A wine with a story.