With its 58 hectares, Château Fombrauge is the biggest Grand Cru Classé of St-Emilion! The origins of the vineyard dates back to the 16thcentury. Its name comes from “Fons Brogiera” that means “source surrounded by heather and bushes”. Today, these sources are in the heart of the vineyard. The estate was owned by different families before being classified as National Asset during the French Revolution. The descendants succeeded in defending their rights and in getting back the Château in 1808. In 1867, Château Fombrauge received the gold medal for the Universal Exhibition.
From the Canolle family in the 15thcentury to Bernard Magrez, six families have been at the head of the Château. This continuity has therefore brought an incomparable stability and a unique pioneer soul. Since 1999, Bernard Magrez has been cultivating the vineyard and was rewarded when the Château was listed in the Saint-Emilion Classification in 2012. The estate has since become part of the closed circle of Grands Crus Classés, numbering 64 Châteaux.