The Chateau d'Arsac is a chateau in the Médoc and on of the oldest in the region.
It's origins can be traced back over 900 years.
In the 12th century it belonged to Noble Sires and in the 16th century it was acquired by Thomas de Montaigne, brother of the famous French philosopher Michel de Montaigne and subsequently became the property of the counts of Ségur and the Barons of Arsac.
There seems to be documented evidence that Arsac wines were enjoyed at the inauguration diner of president Abraham Lincoln
In the 18th century Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines were planted and the Arsac wines were much appreciated across Europe.
In the 19th century the phylloxera crisis and economic circumstances obliged the then owners to uproot the vines.
The chateau no longer produced wines and for a time after WWII was even used as a chicken coop.
This is when part of our family purchased the estate to continue raising chickens and sheep and use it as a holiday home.
Far from the glamorous and illustrious scènes of the past, the rooms were used as dorms for dozens of friends and kids making the long journey from Flanders.
Many happy memories were created during long summers working and playing on the Chateau turned farm.
Then in 1986 the property was sold to mr Raoux who brought the Chateau back to it's former glory and turned it into a exceptional vineyard and art centre.
Since the mid nineties half of the estate obtained the prestigious Margaux appellation and continuous to be one of the prime estates in the Médoc région.