Château de Saint Preignan
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Château Saint-Preignan is a family property of 100 hectares located in Pouzolles (Languedoc). 5th generation producer is taking care of the 100-hectare vineyard. Much of the estate was originally pond and swampland that was filled in. Now the vines go deep through schist to seek water in the blue clay.

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About Château de Saint Preignan

Possession of the bishops of Béziers in the 10th century, then given to the monks of Cassan in 1152, the castle of Saint Preignan remained the property of the monks until the French revolution. Since 2005, Pierre and Philippe Pastor have taken over the destiny of the establishment.

The Castle of Staint Preignan is built on a place called the pond. History teaches us that the monks of Cassan besieged the said pond for the richness of its soil. Indeed its subsoil is composed of blue clay on more than 10m depth. Despite the hot and dry summers of the Languedoc, the viognier, chardonnay or cinsault, lay their roots on these clays which continue to nourish the vine, thus avoiding the water stress that is unfortunately too frequent on other plots.

Château de Saint Preignan, a family history

In 1908 Louis Calas bought 3 hectares of vines and a winegrower's house in Pouzolles, to install his son, also called Louis. In 1915 a small Louise was born but one year later the war put an end to the hopes of development for the small company by taking away its father. The war ended, little Louise grew up, took care of the family patrimony and helped by her son Jean-Claude developed it. Today Philippe and Pierre, the 5th generation of winegrowers, look after the destiny of 100 hectares of vines. Tomorrow, it will be the turn of the new generation, Lea, Lise or Louis, to take up the torch!