Château Camp de la Hire

Château Camp de la Hire


On the 112 m high hill above the Dordogne, Captain Hyre fought very successfully against the English soldiers of King Henry VI under the command of Joan of Arc in the decisive Battle of Chatillon La Bataille (hence the name of the place). In recognition, he received the land on which he fought as a gift from King Charles VII of France. This is where today's Château Camp de la Hire was built.

It has just over 11 hectares of vineyards planted with traditional grape varieties
Merlot 60%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15% and Malbec 5% are planted. This is similar to Saint Emilion, which is about 13 km west of Château Camp de la Hire. From here you have a wonderful 360° panoramic view that includes the Dordogne River.

The soil of the vineyards is located on a rocky plateau and consists of clay and lime, which has been producing dark garnet red, fruity and friendly organic wines since 2012, which can last up to 30 years, depending on the vintage.

The climate is characterized by the nearby Atlantic, mostly mild with little risk of frost in spring.

If all the grapes are healthy and perfectly ripe, the grapes are harvested mechanically, otherwise manually, so that less good or defective grapes can be sorted out immediately during the harvest.

Winemaking still follows the Bordeaux tradition with long maceration and fermentation times.

In 2021, Monsieur Faux's daughter Christine took over the management of Château Camp de la Hire.