The story of Saint-Georges dates back to the Gallo-Roman era (4th C.) at which time a splendid villa overlooked the vineyard of the renowned Latin poet Ausone. The actual Saint-Georges domain and parish were constructed by the Middle Ages. In 1602, Château Saint-Georges was sold by Henri IV to Jean Barbot, lawyer at the Parlement of Bordeaux, who bought it for 1'500 pounds and a baron title. In 1772, the Château gets a refresh thanks to the architect Victor Louis, commissioned by the last lord of Saint-Georges, Sir De Bouchereau. Château Saint-Georges is a wine estate that has been entirely replanted by Monsieur Pétrus Desbois in the aftermath of the Phylloxera crisis. Philippe Janoueix joined the Desbois family in 2013 and remained the main owner since. Discover our tour offering.
The Château today exudes elegance and refinement. Its four towers are reminiscent of its feudal past and its neoclassical facade is inspired by the Grand Théâtre of Bordeaux and the Palais Royal in Paris.
It's from the most exclusive Bordeaux appellation (190 ha) – Saint-Georges Saint-Émilion AOC – that the Château and its vineyard shine their light. Located on top of an argilo-calcareous hillside, south orientated and well ventilated, the vineyard includes a traditional panel of grape varieties: Merlot which reigns supreme and Cabernets Francs and Sauvignon, to a lesser extent (20%). The first brings roundness and its inimitable aromas to the wine, while the latter two reinforce its structure and balance.