Château d’Eck

Cadaujac, France

Built in the late 11th century, Château d’Eck, is located in the commune of Cadaujac. It is one of the most beautiful medieval châteaux in the Bordeaux area. Flanked by four towers and an outer wall several metres tall, it also features admirable machicolations and loopholes. King William VIII of England established the reputation of its wines. His son, Edward, gave the château to the Church in 1287. The Bishops of Bordeaux lived there.

In 1302, Bishop Bertrand de Goth, one of the most famous figures in the history of Bordeaux, spent three years there prior to becoming Pope Clement V in 1305. The estate was confiscated and nationalised during the French Revolution. It was sold in 1816 to François d’Eck, after whom the château is named. Frédéric Gonet acquired this majestic property in 1999 and undertook an ambitious renovation of thechâteau. Vineyards was also replanted to confirm the estate’s winegrowing vocation going back nearly 800 years.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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www.pessac-leognan.com

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Nicolas P (5 months ago)
At the top powerful wine with notes of undergrowth and red fruits I highly recommend this castle
CR (6 months ago)
Very good wines, both white and red, lovely manager, recommended to everyone.
Mathieu Bernardon (15 months ago)
Bottle of 2017 Very good wine, I recommend
Christophe Rambeau (15 months ago)
Jp (2 years ago)
Medieval castle is located next to the A62 motorway, which gives the Pessac-Léognan a high class. Their Château d’ECK wine is just exceptional, a beautifully crafted Pessac.
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