In 2005, Stéphane Bedenc purchased a 4-and- half hectare estate in the Destieu locality, south of Saint-Emilion. The estate, called Maro de Saint-Amant, is an entirely independent winery from Château Villardy.
Surrounding a lovely house, the vineyard has been thoroughly renovated, the wine cellar extended and modernized. The improvements have been giving immediate results and the end product has the shining beauty of fully-ripe merlots.