France

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Clos Haut Peyraguey

Clos Haut Peyraguey is found on the highest point in the Bommes commune in the Sauternes appelation. Its name comes from its unique position, as it is old French for “headland” or overlook. This magnificent estate is situated across from Chateau d’Yquem and is adjacent to Chateaux Giraud and Rayne-Vigneau. In the 18th century, the president of the Bordeaux Parliament ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Fombrauge

History With over 143 acres, Château Fombrauge (a Grand Cru Classé property) is the largest estate in Saint Emilion. Its name comes from the Latin Fons Brogiera: literally, fountain between heather and shrubs. The domaine dates back to the 15th century. The first recorded harvests took place in 1599. It subsequently passed through the hands of six families before it was ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Pape Clément

History Spread over 155 acres in the commune of Pessac, Château Pape Clément (Grand Cru Classé de Graves) is one of the oldest winemaking estates in Bordeaux. The first recorded harvest took place in 1252, when the property belonged to the archbishop Bertrand of Goth, who in 1305 would become Pope Clément V. It is from this rich history that the ... Read More »