Château Beauregard is an organic estate located in Pomerol on Bordeaux’s right bank. Red wines are made under the Lalande de Pomerol and Pomerol AOCs. Château Beauregard was one of the first estates in the region to expand its vineyard in the 18th century.
Owners: In 2014, the Moulin and Cathiard families purchased Château Beauregard and set about making sweeping changes. They also acquired the historical wine estates of Château Pavillon Beauregard in Lalande de Pomerol, Château Bastor Lamontagne in Sauternes and Château Saint Robert in the Graves. At Beauregard, the classic architecture of the site has remained intact. The two centuries-old chartreuse has been totally refurbished and now includes 5 luxury bedrooms which look out over the grounds and the vineyard. A new vat cellar was created adjacent to the existing barrel cellar, which itself has been completely redesigned. Two new reception areas have been created to welcome customers.
The previous owners were Héritiers Clauzel.
History: Beauregard’s history dates back to the 11th century and the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, from which Beauregard’s Knights Templar cross originates. The knights were active in the Pomerol region, owned a small manor, and already farmed these lands. It was on this site, five centuries later, that the Beauregard family built the first house, which was replaced during the Napoleonic era by the present château, Gironde chartreuse, created by a pupil of Victor Louis, the architect of Bordeaux’s Grand Théâtre. It opens onto a terrace with two dovecotes overlooking a moat and beautiful grounds. This residence inspired the Guggenheim family (Mrs Daniel Guggenheim), who subsequently built a copy of it at Port Washington on the Long Island peninsular and named it “Mille-Fleurs”. It was in the middle of the 18th century that Beauregard changed from a mixed farming estate to a vine-growing property. Decade after decade, successive owners contributed to its development and towards its rank as one of the best wines in Pomerol.
Organic certification: Yes.
Vineyards: 17.5 hectares (43 acres) across over 35 plots. On the south-east edge of the plateau de Certan. Mainly gravel, which is described as ‘relatively light,’ (Hugh Johnson Wine Companion: 1991, p.94) in which clay and sand make up the other soil types.
Lalande de Pomerol AOC
Pomerol AOC, Le Benjamin de Beauregard
Pomerol AOC,Château Beauregard:
F-33500 Pomerol, France
Tel+ 33 (05).57