For 8 generations, Château Barouillet has remained in the same family, my great grandfather Émilien was one of the pioneers of bottled wine in Monbazillac, the story may be even older but one thing is certain, it has existed for a very long time and my ancestors knew how to love this land and pamper it.
My grandfather, Yves ALEXIS, known as Milou, was in the air of agricultural modernity, the arrival of mechanisation and chemical aids... He organised public festive events and bicycle races starting from the estate. The hamlet of Barouillet was like a dynamic micro village of about fifty people. A lively place for meetings and exchanges.
Le modernisme des années 80. Mon père, Gérard ALEXIS, avec plus de 50 millésimes passés à faire avancer le domaine et le faire entrer dans le 21éme siècle. M’ayant légué le domaine. L’aire du vrac, de la GD et de l’agrandissement (son coup de génie visionnaire : l’achat des vignes à Pécharmant en 1992).
Myself, Vincent ALEXISI have been in charge of the vineyard for ten vintages and I want to continue the work of my predecessors by letting our terroirs express themselves as freely as possible. I converted the vineyard to organic farming as soon as I set up in 2010 and we are now in the process of converting to biodynamic farming in order to respect our terroirs a little more and bring our vines and wines to life. Organic generation, end of bulk and retail, opening up to exports, respect for the environment and human beings.