The vineyard Vieux Bayard-Arvouet is located in Bordeaux, in the middle of the most prestigious terroirs of Libourne and the northeast extension of St. Emilion on the right bank of the Garonne and the Dordogne.
It consists of three entities:
- The first one is located in the heart of the appellation Montagne Saint-Emilion Vieux Château Bayard (12 hectares). These buildings were built during the fourteenth century and its name is inspired by the famous Bayard knight who fought with François 1er at Marignan battle in 1515. The Chevalier Bayard stayed in the property which happens to be the oldest in the village and it attributed its name.
- The second in the area of Appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Château Sanctuary in Puisseguin.
The Castle Sanctuary (5.5 hectares) is received on the ancient lands of the famous Castle Monbadon, one of the last testimonies of medieval military architecture remaining in Gironde. These lands were conquered during the French Revolution.
The name of our field is inspired by the statue of the Virgin Mary located in the vineyards. This statue was venerated by pilgrims going to Saint Jacques de Compostela. Knights of Jerusalem marched through the vineyards. The Xth to the XVth century.
- The third entity is formed by the Château d’Arvouet (4 hectares) also located on the Mountain locality of Arvouet, remote Bayard 500 meters. She is the recent acquisition of Bregeon family from Vendée with which we have just set up a genuine partnership in a desire to respect the terroir and the local know-how. The 2012 vintage was the first vintage of this new “binomial”.