Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the five prestigious estates in the Haut-Médoc appellation of Saint-Julien whose Grand Vin is a 2ème Cru Classé. It's the jewel in the crown of the Borie family who also have other top flight Bordeaux estates to their name. Their 50 hectares of vines, with glorious views over the Gironde, are on deep alluvial soil enriched gravel beds. About two thirds of the plantings are of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a quarter Merlot and small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The Château itself is an imposing classically Bordeaux style castle below which sit the barrel cellars.
The estate is run by the third generation of the family who, unlike many owners, still live on site and consequently are completely immersed in its operations., Bruno-Eugene Borie and his sister Sabine Coiffe, since they took over in the early 2000s, have transformed the, already well respected, estate into possibly the leading château of Saint-Julien.