Chateau Margene

Luxury Cabernet Sauvignons & Bordeaux blends

Chateau Margene is a boutique, micro winery located within the Paso Robles AVA.  The first wine produced was our 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Extreme viticulture practices are used to grow superior quality grapes that are hand picked, hand sorted and then gently moved through our gravity flow processing system.  Average lot sizes range from 100 to 500 cases with a total annual production of 2,500 cases.  The vast majority of our wines are only available at the winery, with the Beau Melange and Reserve Cabernet sold on an allocation basis.

2015 Ratings - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

94 points  -  2012 Chateau Margene CASK 4 (100% Cabernet Sauvignon)  $96   The intriguing nose on this top-end Cabernet from Michael Mooney is deep but restrained, with smoked meats, espresso and juicy blackberries, cherries and olallieberries.  The top of the palate is licorice and coffee, then riper blueberry fruit emerges, morphing toward a sage-like upswing on the finish.  It's expertly layered and complex, yet approachable.  Matt Kettman (4/1/2015)

94 Points  -  2010 Chateau Margene Beau Melange  $150  This blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc is the Creston winery's top-end offering, and it's beautiful.  Aromas of blueberry, black cherry, turned earth and roasted vanilla bean meet with violet and sweet rose florals that keep you sniffing.  It's dense on the palate but not overly ripe, with black-rock minerality and leather laid across...  Matt Kettman  (6/1/2015)

93 Points  -  2012 Chateau Margene CASK 7  (100% Cabernet Franc)  $96   Guava-glazed beef ribs, smoky teriyaki, black peppercorns and black cherry fruit swirl into a luxurious nose on this lush wine by Michael Mooney.  Very silky in texture, the palate snows pencil lead, concentrated elderberry, black pepper and light, varietally correct flashes of bell pepper, dried oregano and thyme.   Matt Kettman (12/1/2015)

Mooney Family

Our highly rated Mooney Family Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, from the Santa Lucia Highlands, are also poured at our estate tasting room and at our Morro Bay location Friday through Sunday.

El Pistolero

Our El Pistolero wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage) are poured every day at our Morro Bay tasting room.

Chateau Margene Estate Vineyard & Winery  4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA 93432  (805) 238-2321

Tasting Room in Creston is open Friday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays)

Chateau Margene: A Family of Wines   845 Embarcadero Road, Morro Bay, ca 93442 (805) 225-1235

Our 2nd tasting room in Morro Bay is open Daily from noon to 7:00 p.m. (except Holidays)

All 7 members of the Creston Wine Trail will be open with specials all weekend long for VINTAGE PASO - Zinfandel Weekend, March 18-20.  Go to to learn about the members of the trail.




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Recent Blog Posts

January 6th
Vineyard Re-Planting
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December 19th
Estate Tasting Room Hours
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