Château de Lamarque is located in Lamarque, in the Haut-Médoc region of Bordeaux. The vines in Lamarque have existed since the 15th century, but the wines were only produced for consumption for the inhabitants of the château. Château Lamarque has belonged to the Fumel family since 1839, whose ancestors owned famous estates such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Margaux and Brane-Mouton which later became Mouton Rothschild. The property will be put in dormancy during the World Wars and will experience a rebirth under the impetus of Marie-Louise d'Evry and her husband Roger Gromand in the 1960s. Today, Pierre-Gilles and Marie-Hélène Gromand d'Evry revitalise the 48-hectare vineyard by transforming its foundations, with a concern for respect of nature, excellence of the grape varieties and rootstocks adapted to the terroir. Since 1995, the Château has applied the "Cousinié method": a more environmental approach to agronomy, measured and effective nutritive and corrective solutions.
Donjon de Lamarque is the Château's Second Wine. It is made from Merlot (60%) and Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon (40%) from young vines. The wine is aged for 12 to 14 months in barrels of merrain oak from the Allier of two wines.