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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4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Patrick Livingstone (2 years ago)
Great Chateau, fabulous visit, Sophie is a great guide. The wine is great, and reasonably priced.
Rosalee Essman (2 years ago)
What a beautiful visit, we visited on a Sunday (while the google maps reported it was closed it was indeed open) we had a wonderful time eating outside of the castle on the patio. Everyone was very kind and attentive and the wine and food were a 10/10
Garry Ng (Fatty FluFFy) (2 years ago)
Awesome Château tour...spectacular view when you are drivng into the estate. Hectars and hectars of land leading to the castle with a voew of lush greeneries.fine dining in the castle is an experience for all just right beside the calm lake. Wine tasting available as well...
Justine Cooper (5 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.
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