Originally from Schonberg in Rhineland, our family escaped the atrocities of the
Napoleonic Wars and settled in Algeria for a century. Our ancestors excelled in
wine making and were listed in the first edition of Féret des Vins d’ Oranie in 1886.
As a consequence of nationalization in 1962, the Yung family was forced to
adandon their vineyards that they had developed since 1859.
Charles, our grandfather, joined his older brother, who was already living in
Bordeaux, France. He purchased Chateau HAUT MONDAIN, a vineyard with 42
hectares in AOC Bordeaux, for the benefit of his two sons and two nephews. Over
the next 20 years the four partners continued to grow and acquire more
vineyards, up until 1982 when they decided to go their separate ways amicably.
The next step was to create our new production company: SCEA Charles YUNG &
Fils. Our father, Charles Yung, was able to keep, during the split, Chateau HAUT
MONDAIN and Chateau BARAIL (AOC Bordeaux), Chateau LES HAUTS DE
PALETTE as well as the Chateau MOULIN DE TASSIN (Cotes de Bordeaux). He
had to let go of the properties belonging to our mother, those that she owened
with her brothers, by the name of the Chateau MONBRABECH (AOC Corbières).
Jean Christophe settled down and bought Chateau SAINTONGEY (AOC
Bordeaux) in 1993. At the same time, his wife, Cécile, joined our company.
In 1999, in order to diversify our markets, we created our sales and distribution
company: HDP ‒ LES HAUTS DE PALLETTE SARL.
Beginning in 2001, we exploit by lease the Chateau D’AS (AOC Graves) which
was given to us by Michel DARRIET as well as the Chateau ARNAUD JOUAN
(AOC Cotes de Bordeaux).
Rodolphe, Charles’ younger son, moved his own business to the family property
in 2006, and therefore is better able to advise the development of the company.
Our sales company also distributes wines for Rodolphe’s wife, Marie Hélène
YUNG-THERON. Her wines are produced at the Chateau de PORTETS (AOC
Graves) as well as the Chateau PORT DU ROY (AOC Bordeaux Supérieur.)
In 2012 we acquired the Chateau BOURDON LA TOUR (AOC Côtes de Bordeaux)
located in Cadillac, currently undergoing an extensive remodel.
Our father, Charles Yung, at his respectable age is still present in the business
and continues to advise us. Jean Christophe is responsible for vineyards
and winemaking. Rodolphe and Cécile manage the marketing and