Vignobles Dulon : a family history

The first writings of the Dulon Family date back to 1737.
Bertrand Dulon, a native of Soulignac and valet in the service of the priest François de Solirenne, married Marguerite Patrovilleau on May 30, 1737.
Together they ran an inn in their native village until Bertrand seized the opportunity to buy a room a few kilometres away from there from Etienne Milh, a winegrower.
Despite its dilapidated state, Bertrand and Marguerite were happy to become buyers and chose to maintain the adjoining land planted with vines.
Bertrand Dulon then became an innkeeper-winemaker and unknowingly predestined future generations to the wine world.
The legacy of Bertrand and Marguerite Dulon consisted of 2 hectares of vines. Jean Dulon, their son, will continue a process initiated by his father: the expansion of the wine-growing areas. The property was thus handed down from generation to generation.

Heritage

When Michel Dulon inherited the property from his father in 1970, it covered an area of 40 hectares. If until then the Dulon Vineyards had been known for their bulk wine production, little by little, through numerous investments, they turned to a packaged production under their own name of château.
With his wife Françoise, also from a family of winegrowers, they developed the family business to reach the present 150 hectares spread over 4 properties: Château Grandjean and Julian in Entre-deux-Mers, Château du Vallier in Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux and Château Haut Pezat in Saint Emilion Grand Cru.

Since 2012, their two daughters, Sophie and Carole, are gradually taking up the torch, forming a duo that reflects the history of the Dulon family.

Chateau Grand Jean

The Château Grand Jean is located in Soulignac, this property is the oldest. First stone of the DULON Vineyards, it represents today a surface of 100 hectares. The terroirs used are clay and gravel, which provides the vineyard with an ideal setting for its development.

Chateau Julian

The Château Julian located in the commune of Targon the property of 20 hectares was bought in 1998 by Michel and Françoise Dulon. The clay-limestone terroir enables the property to produce quality wines with excellent ageing potential.

Chateau Julian

The Château Julian located in the commune of Targon the property of 20 hectares was bought in 1998 by Michel and Françoise Dulon. The clay-limestone terroir enables the property to produce quality wines with excellent ageing potential.

Chateau du Vallier

The Château du Vallier located in Langoiran is one of the best Côtes de Bordeaux. The property bought in 2004 is composed of 20 hectares located on the heights of the Garonne. Indeed, the Garonne river deposited in the past alluvium and gravel which are two important elements to ensure the quality of this terroir.

Chateau Haut Pezat

Château Haut Pezat, bought in 2013, is the latest acquisition of the Dulon Vineyards. Situated on the edge of the Dordogne on the commune of Vignonet, the property comprises 8 hectares of vines in the Saint Emilion Grand Cru appellation.

Chateau Haut Pezat

Château Haut Pezat, bought in 2013, is the latest acquisition of the Dulon Vineyards. Situated on the edge of the Dordogne on the commune of Vignonet, the property comprises 8 hectares of vines in the Saint Emilion Grand Cru appellation.