The estate, 50 km south East of Bordeaux is situated in the village of St Félix de Foncaude, in the district of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, in the Gironde department.


The climate, typical to that of the Bordeaux region can be distinguished by a reasonably high level of humidity (even during the summer months) and by a high degree of sunshine.  This often provides a very mild late season in September and October, which proves to be ideal for the full development of the vines.


The ground is that of a chalky clayey type soil with a subsoil that consists of a very compact sandy clay earth.


The Vineyard/The Grape vines

Today, the estate is composed of 115 hectares of grape vines.

Grape varieties

The grapevines planted are those classic to Bordeaux and are as follows :

  • Red wines
    Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (Appellations : Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur.)
    - Cabernet Franc gives a very elegant and medium deep colour.
    - Cabernet Sauvignon, a firm wine, full of delicacy and aromas
    - Merlot produces smooth, deeply-coloured , high alcohol and low acid wines .
  • White wines
    Sauvignon, Sémillon and Muscadelle produce the wines AOC Bordeaux Dry White and AOC Bordeaux Moelleux (semi-sweet).
    - Sémillon is used to produce a sweet white wine such as AOC Loupiac. 
    - Sauvignon allows the obtention of fine  aromatic fresh dry white wines
    - Sémillon produces clear and fine wines, of a golden colour.
    - Muscadelle offers intense Muscat aromas.

The pruning system used at the Château is the one typically used in Gironde – the Guyot cut with single and double canes.