Domain: Château la Garde Château La Garde lies in the commune of Martillac and covers 58 hectares. The white wine grapes have an average age of 15 years; while those for red wine are 20 years old. The vines are planted on fine gravelly hilltops with a vein of clay. Vins at Vignobles Dourthe has owned La Garde since 1990 and has done a great deal to improve the property. Depending on the year, a few hectares of the best terroir are reserved for the production of a cuvée called Chef d'Oeuvre (Masterpiece).