Château Fombrauge

45 minutes from Bordeaux
HISTORY

Château Fombrauge name derives from “Fons Brogiera”, meaning, “source surrounded by heather and bushes”. Vineyards have been planted in the valuable soils of this former Carthusian monastery - Saint-Émilion’s largest Grand Cru Classé - since 1466. 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
Château Fombrauge rooms

The prestigious suites, Cadran and Promesse are both authentic and timeless, allowing you the luxury of spending your days 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 you and your guests can en joy the unique view of the vineyards, whilst being served lunch or dinner by your dedicated chef and butler.

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Current offers
Special offer
Bucolic Picnics - Château Fombrauge
Special offer
Bucolic Picnics - Château Fombrauge
40 EUR per pers.
From Aug 3, 2016
Introduction
In a beautiful setting enjoy a picnic basket at Chateau Fombrauge. Close to the vines, savor this moment of serenity : delight yourself with an assortment of cold meats and cheeses, fresh vegetables and fruits…with a touch of sweetness to end : the Cannelé Bordelais. Pair this moment with a glass of wine, red or white, according to your preferences.
 
On reservation only.