It all began in the 17th century
In 1698, François Créon, the first known generation of the Chety family, owned a parcel of vineyard in Mercier. This land will be bequeathed from father to son over several generations.1698
The name of Guillaume Debande appears in the 7th edition of Féret
Guillaume D., a 6th generation winegrower in Mercier, is Isabelle and Christophe’s great-great-great-grandfather.
Considered as the bible of Bordeaux wines, Guillaume was cited for his production of 20 barrels at Mercier.1898
Guillaume D. is still talked about
2 years after its first publication in the 7th edition of Feret, it received its first Gold Medal awarded at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900.1900
Emilien Blanchereau takes over the reins
Emilien B., Guillaume D.’s grandson, exploited 4.5 ha spread over 35 parcels. Later, he will bequeath his land to his grandson Philippe Chety.1919
Philippe and Martine Chety settle in Mercier
2 years after their marriage, the young couple decided to take over the family business.
Times were hard and Isabelle and Christophe C.’s parents set up a rabbit farm in parallel. At that time, Martine C.1971
3 centuries later, a new turning point for the family.
In 1975, Philippe Chety changed strategy and launched the first bottling of direct wine sales.
Philippe C.’s decision paid off as sales to individuals multiplied.
Mercier goes beyond the borders
It is in Belgium and Denmark that the wines of Château Mercier will cross the borders for the first time.1981
1st Gold Medal obtained by Philippe C.
In 1982, Philippe C. obtained his first medal for Château Mercier. Little by little, Philippe C. continues to make himself known and establishes more and more links with his clients from all over France.1982
Installation of the weather station and beginning of the practice of the reasoned fight on some parcels.1992
Membership of the FARRE network
Membership in the Forum de l’Agriculture Raisonnée et Respectueuse de l’Environnement. At first on a few plots, the Reasoned Culture is adopted on the whole vineyard.1994
13th generation of the family in Mercier
After his diploma of management and administration in company, the young farmer decides to join his father in the vineyard. Christophe C. becomes the 13th generation of the family at Mercier.1994
Château La Cottière
Daughter of a winemaker, Martine C. inherits 16 ha of Château La Cottière which had been bought in 1956 by her father Samuel R.1997
Clos du Piat
5 years after his arrival at Mercier, Christophe C. acquired 4.5 ha in Gauriac, the region where Clos du Piat is produced. The first vintage will be named Louis in reference to his son born the same year.1999
Philippe C. retires
After 40 years of working the vineyard, Philippe C. “leaves the management to his son Christophe C. . Just like Martine C., Philippe C. always gives good advice to his son and keeps in touch with his most faithful customers.2010
ISO 14001 certification
Environmental Management System. We are a member of the 1st Association for the Bordeaux Wine EMS, an ISO 14001 certified association.2011
Isabelle moves to Mercier
After 17 years in the international luxury hotel industry, Isabelle joins the family business. Her rich experience abroad will bring a new perspective to Mercier.2012
Acquisition of 10 ha in the commune of Plassac, Blaye – Côtes de Bordeaux, of Château Bellevue and 20 amphorae where the wine will be aged for 12 months.
The choice of this maturing was born from Martine C.’s love of clay pottery, which she passed on to her children.2015
Terras Vitis Certification2016
Certification HVE Level 3
High Environmental Value. The third level certification attests to the respect, for the entire farm, of environmental performance thresholds relating to biodiversity, phytosanitary strategy, fertilization and water resource management, measured either by composite indicators or by global indicators.2017
Château Jean de la Monge
Acquisition by Isabelle of 3.5 ha on the Commune of Bourg sur Gironde from Château Jean de la Monge. On June 9, 2018, a total of 600 bottles were buried from the 2015 and 2016 vintages.2018
On Friday, August 30, 2019, we committed to convert to organic farming. We have already begun the cessation of chemical weeding in favor of mechanical work on the parcels in conversation.2019