Château Dauzac is one of the first Classified Growths that is encountered when arriving in the Médoc. The vineyard of château Dauzac is planted in one single plot covering 45 hectares, 42 of which are located in appellation Margaux.As early as 1545, the Benedictine monks at the Saint-Croix de Bordeaux Abbey were the first to take an interest in the “Bourdieu de Dauzac” (farm of Dauzac). After 1685, the face of Dauzac changed under the expert hand of Bordeaux born Pierre Drouillard.
His grandson, Jean Baptiste Lynch took over the estate and showed his talent as a wine grower and became a remarkable ambassador for Dauzac’s wines, whose quality was recognized by the famous classification created in 1855. In 1863 the estate was bought by the Johnston family ; a wine merchant of Scottish origin. The manager of the estate Ernest David worked with Alexis Millardet and the Faculty of Science in Bordeaux, to develop, at Dauzac, the famous “Bouillie Bordelaise” (Bordeaux Mixture) the only efficient remedy against mildew attacks.
In 2013, a new development plan is adopted. Dauzac's Managing Director, Laurent Fortin, is setting out to continue Dauzac's renewal. His ambition is to create emotion by offering the unique experience of enjoying a Grand Cru unlike another. Dauzac is becoming the perfect expression of its terroir and a certain idea of the art of living.
Using organic fertilizers, planting a conservation garden, growing fruit trees... The Estate, which has adopted an Environmental Managment System (EMS), based ISO 14000 norm, has implemented a sensible agricultural policy and is committed to preserving biodiversity.
Safeguarding unique terroirs for future generations is an essential commitment for a Grand Cru Classé, one that we have chosen to honor.