In the 7th century the Moors set up an entrenched camp in a place called "Ville Maure," which over time was renamed Villemaurine.
At the beginning of the 17th century, Château Villemaurine belonged to Antoine Limouzin, a local notable and the first clerk of the port of Libourne. This Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé went through several owners before being acquired in 2005 by Justin Onclin, a Belgian businessman with a passion for winemaking.
Château Villemaurine covers 7 hectares in a single block in the heart of the appellation. The vineyards are planted on predominantly clay-limestone soils at the top of the asteriated limestone plateau that is characteristic of Saint-Émilion.
Largely dominated by Merlot with Cabernet Franc, this forty-year-old vineyard is run using sustainable farming methods. No use of weedkillers, no ploughing, development of subsoil life: these are just some of the techniques developed by all the teams as part of an approach based on respect for the vineyard and excellence.
With the counsel of Stéphane Derenoncourt, Justin Onclin has carried out major work to modernise the technical infrastructure in order to achieve highly precise vinification by plot and to magnify this terroir through wines of great elegance. The wines are aged in two cellars, one of which is a monolith, benefiting from ideal temperature and humidity conditions in the old quarries beneath the château.
Since 2021, Château Villemaurine has been owned by the Lefévère family, who have been at the helm of another Saint-Émilion estate, Château Sansonnet, since 2009.