The slopes of Château Pavie were planted as far back as the fourth century by the Ancient Romans and it has been a well-known producer in Saint-Émilion since the middle of the 19th century.
Château Pavie went through a huge period of change, when the new owner Gérard Perse purchased the estate in 1998.
Although the change in style at Château Pavie has sparked controversy, with some preferring it to be made in a less concentrated style, the effort that Perse, along with the help of oenologist Michel Rolland, has expended on the estate has received significant recognition.
The most important of which was the elevation in classification of Pavie in 2012. In this new Classification of Saint-Émilion, Château Pavie was elevated from Premier Grand Cru Classe "B" to "A".
Parker wrote; “Pavie potentially rivals nearby Ausone, the oldest and possibly the most famous estate in Bordeaux”.