Château Giscours

Château Giscours

Thehistory of Château Giscours goes back to the 14th century, at that time an impressive keep protected the estate from potential attacks. However, we can consider that the true creation of the estate happened at the time the “maison noble de Guyscoutz” and Pierre de Lhomme, a rich cloth merchant, in 1552, acquired the estate. This marked the beginning of Château Giscours’ wine growing tradition.
The estate underwent a golden age in the 19th century thanks to wealthy and influential owners such as the Promis, Pescatore, and Cruse families. This is also when Giscours underwent a number of important changes: the château was transformed into a neoclassic palace, the grounds were landscaped by Eugène Bülher, rare tree species were planted, and immense outbuildings were built, including the famous Ferme Suzanne…
In 1995, a Dutch businessman, Éric Albada Jelgersma, took over management and undertook to meticulously renovateg the vineyard and buildings to make this prestigious estate fully worthy of its third Grand Cru ranking in the 1855 classification.

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