Château Fombrauge


  • A Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Emilion
  • Famous enologist consultant: Michel ROLLAND
  • A Saint Emilion who enjoys the Magrez care, as the Château Pape Clément
  • Important investments are made on the technological and cultural level
  • Conscious of the reality of the market, Bernard MAGREZ has significantly lowered its prices


The history of Fombrauge is linked to 3 families, the Canolle, the Dumas, and the Taffard. It is in 1466 that Jacques de Canolle, first Lord of Fombrauge, buys the property. Dumas de Fombrauge puts into practice, often empirically, very modern techniques for the time in the selection of parcels, encépagement, work on the vine, and vinification. All of these practices will be successful, including commercial success. In the 18th century, the wines made by Dumas de Fombrauge are mainly sold in England, Holland and Germany. At the time, the property of Fombrauge was part of the 10 crus Saint-Emilion and had a certain notoriety. In 1999, Fombrauge was acquired by Bernard Magrez, who set up in the spring of 1999 a renovation and reorganization plan for the estate (garden, winery, vineyard).

Terroir & Vinification

The domain covers 75 hectares of which 58 hectares are planted with vines, on the exceptional terroir of the wines of Saint-Emilion. This beautiful terroir extends over the municipalities of Saint-Christophe des Bardes, Saint-Etienne de Lisse and Saint-Hippolyte. The red grape variety consists of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. The management of the vineyard is traditional and all operations are done manually, for both the vines and the winemaking An identity card has been created for each plot to know its strengths and weaknesses in order to make the most of it.


At the tasting, Fombrauge is revealed as a voluminous wine, which gives off a beautiful impression of freshness.

Their Team

  • Owner: Bernard MAGREZ
  • Director of Operations : Patrice HATEAU
  • Œnologist : Michel ROLLAND
  • Head of culture : Frédéric FOURNIER