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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 »

Chateau de Ferrand: Continuity in Saint Emilion

Perched on a hillside just outside of the village of Saint Emilion, Chateau de Ferrand was built in 1702. Founded by Elie de Bétoulaud, the estate was once a favorite festive retreat for the court of the French King Louis XIV. Despite its 300 year rich history, in comparison to most Bordeaux estates Chateau de Ferrand has seen relatively little disruption; ... Read More »

Discover Saint Emilion Wines at NYC’s BurdiGala

Chateau Cheval Blanc

Located 40 miles east of the city of Bordeaux, the appellations of Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru can trace their origins to the Gallo-Roman period and, accordingly, are the oldest wine producing appellations in the Bordeaux region. St. Emilion wines are exclusively red and can be produced from a blend of three varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot, however, is ... Read More »