1630, BIRTH AND GROWTH OF A DOMAIN    | 

1860, AT THE TIME OF THE ADMIRAL    |  

1980, ARRIVAL OF JACQUES DE PONTAC

 

1860, At the time of the Admiral

Histoire de la famille Peychaud 1

Great-nephew of Voltaire, Charles de Dompierre d’Hornoy was in charge of the family estate in the second part of the 19th century. He was a major figure of the national politics and became Minister of the French Navy. He brought to the city of Ambarès a considerable influence, and to the lands of Peychaud a great expansion.

He enlarged the castle with two square pavilions and build new operating buildings and cellars. In his time, the vineyard has known a significant expansion; the harvests increased from 90 to 300 barrels.

And most importantly, he led the big fight against phylloxera. The location of the vineyard (between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers) indeed allowed to use the possibility of flooding the vineyards, which saved the chateau Peychaud from this scourge.

The Admiral of Dompierre Hornoy created the blue label of chateau Peychaud as a tribute to the sea, which has since become the signature of our wines.

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