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At the beginning of the 18th century, the Sénailhac family owned the château. This family is close to Louis XV who appointed one of them, Jacques de Sénailhac, as a counselor at La Cour des Aides in 1740. His son, Raymond de Sénailhac, inherited this task on his father's death.

The name died out during the Revolution with Marguerite, daughter of Raymond. She married M. de Beynette, an emigrant during the Revolution, from whom she divorced in 1794, which allowed her to retain ownership of the castle, which was not sold as National Property like many castles at the time. His daughter, then his granddaughter, Madame Mantl, in turn became the owner of Sénailhac. In 1845 and 1846, Mr. Mantl remodeled and restored the castle. The south facade was then rebuilt and flanked by two turrets.

In the 19th century, the château was sold many times, until 1918, when the château was bought by a family of wine merchants from Marseille. In 2000, Grands Vins de Gironde, a Bordeaux wine trading company, became the owner. The castle was fully restored and decorated from 2001 to 2006. The guest rooms opened in 2009.  

In 2015, actress ZHAO Wei became the new owner of Château Senailhac. By respecting the characteristics of the terroir, it wishes to produce “Bordeaux Supérieur” with character.

​In 2020, the MRS.V group was founded in order to create an alliance and unity between the various Bordeaux properties of Zhao Wei. The four letters of the MRS.V echo the four properties of the group, the S for Château Sénailhac.


The domain

Located on an old feudal motte, Château Sénailhac, in its setting of vines, dominates the surroundings.

Thanks to its tourist position, a stone's throw from Bordeaux, the Château offers stays in charming guest rooms, as well as appellation wines in a unique setting.

10 km east of Bordeaux, at the gates of the Entre-Deux-Mers region, Château Sénailhac, located on a hill, overlooks the region and the town of Tresses.

The vineyard

With 50 hectares of vines, the Château Sénailhac vineyard is made up of three grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.

Located on a hill with clay-limestone soils, its vines are 30 years old on average. Five cuvées in the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation are produced on this estate: Château Sénailhac, Excellence Château Sénailhac, Les Grues de Sénailhac, "Le Colombier" Château Sénailhac, and Château Desclau.

As a technical consultant, Hubert de Boüard controls the production of Château Sénailhac wines, to make balanced wines that express the DNA of this unique terroir.


High Environmental Value (HVE 3)

Believing that viticulture in harmony with nature is the best way to bring local wines to the highest level, Château Sénailhac is constantly developing. As an extension of all the work carried out for several years, for cleaner agriculture, the commitments of Château Sénailhac are now concretized by the High Environmental Value (HVE 3) certification.

2005: Implementation of wine effluent treatment by service 

2012:  Stopping anti-botrytis treatments

2021: Request and obtain HVE3 certification

Laurent SIMON
Technical Manager

Son of winegrowers in Saint-Emilion, Laurent has always lived on the right bank. After a BTS commerce and oenology at the Lycée de Montagne, he worked for several years for vineyards in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol.

Since September 2000, Laurent has been the technical manager of Château Sénailhac. He has worked rigorously on the production of Château Sénailhac wines, and also MONLOT brand wines since the integration of Château Sénailhac into the Zhao Wei group of properties in 2014. 

For this range, Laurent has taken to heart to make a selection of qualitative wines for each appellation.


Technical Director of MRS.V Group

Coming from a family of winegrowers in Montagne, a satellite village of Saint-Émilion, Cécile Paillé grew up with a passion for the land and wine. A graduate of a DNO at the Faculty of Oenology in Bordeaux, Cécile Paillé has built up her rich experience of wine around the world, notably in California, South Africa, then Bulgaria. Finally, she returned to France where she worked for several years for a Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion. On the strength of her experience, Cécile works every day to make the Group's wines, fine wines characterizing our different terroirs. She meticulously takes care of the technical part for all the properties of the group.

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