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the Cuvelier family
Winegrowing at Château Poujeaux dates from the 19th century, although it was a seigneury owing allegiance to Latour Saint Mambert, the future Château Latour, in the Middle Ages...

A period of prosperity was followed by an unsettled time with many different owners, and the vineyard was broken up in the early 20th century. Fortunately, it was reconsolidated by the Theil family, who did much to give the wine a fine reputation.

In January 2008, Château Poujeaux was purchased by the Cuvelier family (who were already the proud owners of Clos Fourtet, a Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion). This was the beginning of a new chapter in Poujeaux’s history. Philippe Cuvelier and his son, Matthieu, asked Stéphane Derenoncourt to advise them, while retaining the existing winemaking team. This is headed by Christophe Labenne, the grandson of the former owners.

While perpetuating the wine’s generous, yet delicate style, the new orientation is toward better focus in order to bring Poujeaux up to its ultimate potential. The vines grow in a single block on a great terroir in the heart of the Médoc: a beautiful gravelly rise in Grand-Poujeaux.

Estate Manager
Château Poujeaux
( Moulis-en-Médoc )
Château Poujeaux
( Moulis-en-Médoc )
Château Poujeaux
450 avenue de la Gironde
+33 (0)5 56 58 02 96
The Château in figures
Area under wine

63 hectares


250,000 bottles


Günz gravel

Grape varieties

50 % Cabernet Sauvignon

40 % Merlot

5 % Cabernet franc

5 % Petit Verdot

Barrel ageing

12 months

New barrels: 30%

Second wine

La Salle de Château Poujeaux