Château Fombrauge

Guesthouse and wine tasting in St Emilion

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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Country gateway at Château Fombrauge
Country gateway at Château Fombrauge
From 394 EUR for 2 pers.
Saint Emilion stay bordeaux vineyard
- Night at Château Fombrauge
- Gourmet breakfast in the Château
- Country-style picnic in the gardens
- Tour and tasting of Château Fombrauge