In 1823 the Esquissaud family acquired the estates of Châteaux Faugères and Péby Faugéres. In 1987 the land was inherited by Pierre-Bernard...
In 1823 the Esquissaud family acquired the estates of Châteaux Faugères and Péby Faugéres. In 1987 the land was inherited by Pierre-Bernard Guisez. Up to then, all the wine produced had been sold to a single local merchant. P. Guisez and his wife Corinne wanted to become more involved in the vineyards, setting out on a quest for the finest quality. Their wish was to see these exquisite terroirs become jewels in the crown of the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, a desire that was to be fulfilled in a short time with the help of Michel Rolland.
From the 2000 vintage onwards, the Château Faugères and Château Péby Faugères wines have taken a place of distinction among the very best. Robert Parker described the Château Faugères 2000 as "one of the great revelations of this vintage".
In March 2005, the property was acquired by Silvio Denz - a perfume designer, lover of fine wines, owner of Lalique and of two wine merchants in Zurich. He is passionate about art and in particular René Lalique's creations. When he acquired Château Faugères, he decided to rely on the exceptional clay and limestone soil to take the Château Faugères wines to the heights, continuing the quest for quality and allowing the great Faugères terroirs to express themselves to the full. In 2012 Château Faugères became Grand Cru Classé.