Château Fombrauge

Château Fombrauge

Saint-Émilion’s largest Grand Cru Classé

Product ID: 43058
Description

Discover Château Fombrauge, Saint-Émilion’s largest Grand Cru Classé.
The name Château Fombrauge derives from "Fons Brogiera", meaning, "source surrounded by heather and bushes". Vineyards have been planted in the valuable soils of this former Carthusian monastery since 1466. The first harvest at Fombrauge was in 1599. 
In 1867, the estate’s voluptuous wine was awarded gold at the World Fair in Paris. When acquired by Bernard Magrez in 1999, a complete restoration was undertaken to preserve its period style. The generous single floor mansion slumbers down a deep gravel drive, flanked by stately topiary gardens. A long terrace overlooks 300 year-old tulip trees and a seemingly infinite expanse of vines, which stretch out over 58 hectares.
One of the five cellars, brimming with 900 barrels of resting wine, features bottles from 1871, while another is presided over by a large antique clock. Bernard Magrez’s passion for collecting antique timepieces is revealed in cabinets of silver timepieces in the tasting salon and in the grounds, in the veins of a sundial dating to 1679, ordered by the previous owner of the estate, Jacques de Canolle.
Château Fombrauge also offers luxury accommodation in...

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Discover Château Fombrauge, Saint-Émilion’s largest Grand Cru Classé.
The name Château Fombrauge derives from "Fons Brogiera", meaning, "source surrounded by heather and bushes". Vineyards have been planted in the valuable soils of this former Carthusian monastery since 1466. The first harvest at Fombrauge was in 1599. 
In 1867, the estate’s voluptuous wine was awarded gold at the World Fair in Paris. When acquired by Bernard Magrez in 1999, a complete restoration was undertaken to preserve its period style. The generous single floor mansion slumbers down a deep gravel drive, flanked by stately topiary gardens. A long terrace overlooks 300 year-old tulip trees and a seemingly infinite expanse of vines, which stretch out over 58 hectares.
One of the five cellars, brimming with 900 barrels of resting wine, features bottles from 1871, while another is presided over by a large antique clock. Bernard Magrez’s passion for collecting antique timepieces is revealed in cabinets of silver timepieces in the tasting salon and in the grounds, in the veins of a sundial dating to 1679, ordered by the previous owner of the estate, Jacques de Canolle.
Château Fombrauge also offers luxury accommodation in the prestigious suites, Cadran and Promesse, both authentic and timeless, allowing guests the luxury of spending time in the billiards room, or on the raised stone terrace, after visiting the picturesque town of Saint-Émilion. Or to fine dine in the vast dining room where they can enjoy the unique view of the vineyards, whilst being served lunch or dinner by a dedicated chef and butler.
Wine lovers can discover the Chateau's history strolling through its French gardens and the museum showcasing finds made at the site, dating back to the Iron Age.
Discover the old charterhouse that has retained all the charms of a bygone era and the vineyards to learn about the work done there and how the vines are tended. Enjoy a tour of the wine storehouse to unravel the mysteries of Grand Cru vinification techniques and wine tastings of Château Fombrauge wines.

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Advanced Booking Required
No
Seasonal Activity

Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th 

Languages
French, English
Opening Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The meeting point

Lieu dit Fombrauge, 33330, Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes

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Highlights
  • Exceptional wine tastings
  • Accommodation
  • Tailor-made tours
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Wineshop
  • Wide range of wines 
Nearby
  • Saint-Emilion (3 min) 
Grape varieties
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Petit Verdot
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Product ID: 43058

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