For more than eight centuries the history of Gascony and that of the founder of the Chateau have been linked. It is situated in the south of beautiful Dordogne where the founder and his descendants, having settled in the southwest of France in the 12th century, left an indelible mark on the region throughout the four succeeding centuries. They were notably Crusaders or Consuls and actively participated in the construction of the villages’ fortified manor (the oldest in Gascony). They are among key figures locally to whom we have to thank for today’s legacy of fortified castles, cathedrals and colourful legends.
Later, in the 16th century, one of the descendants it is said, initiated his entourage into the rituals of Armagnac, one of the first eau-de-vie in France. At the beginning of the 20th century, the family of the present owner, bought this domain and developed its own brand of Armagnac, which became a landmark in French gastronomy.
Though the brand of Armagnac is no longer the « Vignes de Victoire » replaces it. The vineyard produces for the Chateau, a white and a red Gascony wine which is reserved exclusively for our visitors.