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Chateau Margene

4385 La Panza Road

Open: Year Round

Founded in 1997, Chateau Margene is a boutique, micro winery located in the Creston District within the Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Association).  We specialize in the production of very small lots of award-winning, luxury Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux style blends.  The Paso Robles  Cabernet Sauvignon based blends are crafted under the Chateau Margene label.  Our sister label, Mooney Family, produces Pinot Noirs from the cooler climate of the Santa Lucia Highlands and Rhone blends from Paso Robles.

The focus is on handcrafting wines of intense character and varietal expression. With a total annual production of around 3,000 cases, the Chateau Margene & Mooney Family wines are crafted from vineyards using sustainable viticultural methods and with the use of old world winemaking techniques, where small batches of grapes are hand picked, hand sorted and fermented in 1 ton open top bins.

Chateau Margene's Beau Mélange, is our version of a "First Growth" Bordeaux style blend, sourced exclusively from our estate vineyard in the hills above Creston.  With annual yields averaging 1.5 tons per acre, the superior fruit from this vineyard ages in 100% French Oak barrels for 32 months prior to bottling.  Production for Beau Mélange is limited to three barrels (72 cases) per year.

Chateau Margene is also part of the Creston Wine Trail.  Come to the beautiful countryside of Creston and experience five unique wineries and an award winning olive oil producer.  Three locations offer lodging and the nearby town of Creston has the Loading Chute Restaurant and  the Creston Country Store.


Yvette Rollema

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Amazing winery!! Everyone was so friendly and explained every wine they poured for us!! We will be visiting again!!

Christine Mamuad

Monday, July 3, 2017
Loved chatting with the winemaker, Michael, an easy-going personality who's happy to share his extensive wine knowledge with visitors. Both the wine tasting and the Roxo port tasting were well worth the trip, and the grounds are a beautiful, scenic spot for an afternoon of indulging in their delicious wines. Overall a wonderful experience!

Frances D-H Glenmara

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
Fab-U-lous!!!!! Sitting at home in Marlborough NZ, know as a world renown wine region, tasting a most glorious bottle of Chateau Margene cabernet sauvignon 2005 Reserve. Wow if you have a bottle drink it now for perfection. Rounded flavours, bright berries to the nose & palate. A big thank you to our American friends who gave this bottle as a gift when they visited a few years ago. Anymore??????? The perfect addition to home grown beef main course what a way to start 2016. Recomend this quality - oh yes buy now! You will not be disappointed.

Margene Mooney

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Our estate winery is open Friday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Our West Paso location on Vineyard Drive closed on October 31st. Our Morro Bay tasting room is open daily from noon to 7:00 p.m.

stephen frost

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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