Château d'Agassac

Ludon-Médoc, France

According to a local tradition, a Latin inscription found in the underground galleries of the Château D'Agassac dates its construction back to the 13th century. But the first of its known lords was Guillaume-Raymond d'Agassac in 1172, Lord of Blanquefort.

Since 1238, the Gaillard de Gassac Family is owner of the seigniory of Agassac which extends more than 800 hectares. Its lord is vassal of king of England, Edward I of England, called in London in 1299 and took part in the defense of Borough in 1296.In 1357, the seigneury was sold to the lordship of Albret and some members of the family came to Agassac as Arnaud Amadieu I, Charles II of Albret or Jean II of Albret.From 1580 to 1841, the property belonged to Pommiers Family.

In 1792 the first vines was planted and the winery created. In 1841, the estate was purchased by Marcel Richier, one of the first big agricultural engineer in France. Today D'Agassac produces one of the wines of the Haut-Médoc with the best scores and the most awards.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Justine Cooper (3 years ago)
Really wish google maps was edited to reflect the Chateau is closed on Sundays at this time of year. Spent all day travelling there tobe greeted with closed gates.
Jennica Dixon (3 years ago)
If you only see one winery in the entire region, see this one! We visited multiple wineries on our trip, and this was everyone’s favorite, by a long shot. The picturesque setting is right out of a story book, with an original medieval castle (turrets and a moat!), and very well-manicured grounds. The tour is an easy 45 minutes and includes time in both the vines themselves as well as the production facilities (not all wineries offer both!). Our tour was led by an incredibly knowledgeable employee, who answered questions from all of us (aged 7 to 80) with ease. We were all intrigued. The post-tour tasting was engaging, with generous pours that helped us really get to know the wines. (Some wineries pour such a small drop into the glass that it’s impossible to swirl & smell anything!) Even the children got to do a tasting of white and red grape juices. We enjoyed ourselves, and we didn’t want to leave. I highly recommend booking a tour here!
Julie Ahearn (3 years ago)
Absolutely amazing grounds with a picture-perfect castle (and moat). Definitely worth a stop for photos! The tour is about 30 minutes followed by a tasting in the restored pigeon house. The wines were unfortunately not as good as the others we tried throughout our time in Bordeaux.
Dr. Harsha vardhan reddy (3 years ago)
Peaceful place. I love this place. I wanna visit again. Best place for photo shoot also. Excellent wine also
Molly Scroggins (3 years ago)
We really enjoyed the tour here, the guide to a pairing and taste approach to the tour explaining how different weather and soil conditions affected the process. The chateau itself is gorgeous. It was also interesting to see a French chateau owner by a foreign insurance company, and the freedom to explore and experiment but also stay true to the native Bordeaux way was interesting. The tasting was good, but in a cramp space.
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