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Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Grands Millésimes de France
The spirit of this prestigious great growth was forged over three centuries.

During the reign of Henri III, Beychevelle was the fief of the Dukes of Épernon, including the first of that name, Jean-Louis Nogaret de La Valette, an admiral in the French navy. According to legend, ships passing in front of his château lowered their sails as a sign of allegiance to this powerful man. In fact, the name Beychevelle comes from the Old French Baisse-Voile, meaning “lowered sails”, as reflected in the château’s emblem. This depicts a ship with a griffin – the guardian of Dionysos’ wine crater in Greek mythology – on the prow.

Built in the 17th century and reconstructed by Marquis de Brassier in 1757, “the Versailles of the Médoc” was restored to its original splendour in the late 20th century. The elegance of Beychevelle’s architecture is reflected in its refined, wellbalanced wine served at prestigious tables around the world.

The management is also very respectful of the environment, and the estate has been certified for sustainable viticulture.

Château  Beychevelle
( Saint-Julien )
Château Beychevelle
+33 (0)5 56 73 20 70
The Château in figures
Area under wine

92.5 hectares


240-260,000 bottles


Deep Garonne gravel

Grape varieties

52 % Cabernet Sauvignon

40 % Merlot

5 % Cabernet franc

3 % Petit Verdot

Barrel ageing

18 months

New barrels: 50%

Second wine

Amiral de Beychevelle