Chateau la Croix Younan is one of the few large vineyards located in the famous Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux region. The wines of this vineyard date back to the 1950s and have been known for producing some of the richest, most lush and premium wines on the Right Bank.
Formerly known as Chateau la Croix Fourney, La Croix Younan was acquired by Younan Company in 2015. The name change represents the care and passion that is implemented by Zaya S. Younan to make exceptional wine sacrificing quantity for the highest quality handcrafted wines, represented today by the only one label produced in perfect Bordeaux style, La Croix Younan.
It has always been a dream of Zaya S. Younan, Chairman & CEO of Younan Company and La Maison Younan, to own and operate a vineyard in the Saint-Émilion region. Since the acquisition, the main priorities were the restructuring of the vineyard and the improvement of the winemaking process.
The technical team of Chateau la Croix Younan is led by Dr. Alain Raynaud, former President of the Union des Grands Crus and one of the founders and current President of the prestigious wine association, The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux and Ludovic Perez.
In 2020 London Tasting held by The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, with only four wineries selected from a pool of over 140 applicants, Chateau la Croix Younan’s three vintages were blind tested and the result was an overwhelming 12 out of 14 board members approving the inclusion of Chateau la Croix Younan into the prestigious Bordeaux Wine Association. This marks the first-time an American-owned vineyard from Saint-Émilion has been included in the Rive Droite, an elite selection of 113 wines representing wine making excellence in Bordeaux’s Right Bank.
In the short time its been introduced to the US market, its vintages have since been praised at some of the industry’s top events, including the 2022 Primeurs, 2022 Livrables, and 2023 Decanter Awards where its vintage received a Silver Medal and 92 Points, as well as by some of the industry’s most renowned critics, including Vinous Media’s Antonio Galloni, and famous wine critics James Suckling, Peter Moser, Jane Anson, Ulrich Sautter, Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, Bernard Burstchy, Yves Beck, Christer Byklum, and Markus del Monego.