An area known for its wine production for the last 2,000 years, Bordeaux is a famed wine growing region where wine enthusiasts gather to share the passion for wine making. Château Zaya is located in Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation of Bordeaux. The property’s close proximity are the well known two Saint-Emilion premier Grand Cru Classé “A” properties, Château Pavie and Château Ausone, where excellence wines have been produced for decades and only 50 meters away from Chateau Zaya.
Younan Company acquired Château Zaya (formerly Chateau la Garelle), with a goal to establish an international reputation as an impressive wine in Bordeaux, France. Since the acquisition, the Younan Collection has invested in implementing and perfecting vine growth, production process and facility.
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.
Château Zaya’s viticulture and vinification team is headed by French experts Dr. Alain Raynaud. Dr. Raynaud is the former President of the Union des Grands Crus and one of the founders and current President of the Grand Cercle de Vins de Bordeaux.
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 Gold Medal and 95 points, as well as by some of the industry’s most renowned critics, including 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.