Château du Vieux Parc has been in the Mialhe and Panis family for six generations, but it wasn’t until relatively recently, in the 1960s, that the domain changed course away from bulk wine to produce quality wine they themselves bottled. Under the helm of Guy Panis, Vieux Parc’s focus on cultivation and bottling, and departure from the production of bulk wine, led to numerous awards and great success. Later, Louis Panis, Guy’s son, returned from a career in teaching to take the lead and continue the efforts his father had put into motion. While Louis tends to the winemaking, his wife, Claudine Panis, handles the administration and runs the tasting room, which is open year-round.

Claudine and Louis’s son Guillaume Panis , the sixth-generation of the Panis Family, began working in the family business during the harvest of 2005, and will be the next to take over. Bringing a youthful energy and enthusiasm and a knowledge gleaned from his father as well as his experience working worldwide, Guillaume hopes to adapt the ideals established by his grandfather Guy and his father into the demands of today’s world. Sustainable agriculture, water management, food safety, HACCP and international trade are the current benchmarks, and allow Château du Vieux Parc to continue to produce great wines for the pleasure of wine lovers.