Back in 1992 Claudie and Bruno Bilancini leased 9 hectares of vines in the Monbazillac appellation which had great potential, but needed a great deal of renovation. This was the modern beginnings of Château Tirecul La Gravière.
Their objective was to recreate some of the great sweet wines for which this part of the world is renowned. And it didn't take long for recognition to come their way. By 1997 their success was sufficient to enable them to purchase the domaine and invest further in improving both the vineyards and the winery. Today most of the vineyard is planted with an even split of Semillon and Muscadelle with a small amount of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc making up the remainder. Claudie and Bruno have, from the outset, farmed with a respectful approach to the environment and, since 2012, all of their wines have been certified organic.
While their various cuvées of Monbazillac, the region's great dessert wines, have earned them well deserved fame and acclaim they've also turned their hand to dry whites with an equal degree of success.