A philosophy of natural viticulture and precision winemaking

The Beyneys are an old Saint-Émilion family, based at the Cité’Hôtel Palais-Cardinal at the entrance to the village. Jean-Guy Beyney currently manages it with his son, in addition to Château Clos de Sarpe.

When he took charge of Château Clos de Sarpe in 1986, he continued the philosophy of his father and grandfather by producing wines that were as natural as possible.

From the 1990s, he restructured the vineyard by replanting the Merlot while preserving the old vines.

His work was very quickly recognised by the greatest wine critics and Château Clos de Sarpe was exported all over the world.

In 2005, he was a pioneer in the use of density bath sorting, a technique now widely used by classified growths.

He continued his efforts for ever more precision in the wine of Clos de Sarpe

In 2017, conversion to organic viticulture was initiated by Jean-Guy Beyney and Maylis Marcenat, crowned with success in 2020 with Agriculture Biologique (organic farming) certification.

A united and efficient team

Jean Guy et Christine BEYNEY


Charles-Antoine BEYNEY

Fourth generation, he is increasingly involved in running the estate. The second wine of Clos de Sarpe bears his name.

Charles-Elias et Marie Sarah BEYNEY

The next generation.


Estate director, is responsible for the vineyard and the cellar and represents Château Clos de Sarpe throughout the world.


Vineyard manager at Clos de Sarpe since 2012, is Maylis Marcenat’s right-hand man in the vineyard and the cellar

A jewel in the heart of Saint-Émilion