Alexander Van Beek
Nestling amid 300 hectares of land, Château Giscours’86 hectares of vines are located within the famous Margaux Appellation. Giscours has a long, rich history, but the real beginning came in 1552, when a wealthy Bordeaux draper bought a nobleman’s house and proceeded to turn it into a vast estate and planted the first vines. Then, each of the rich merchant’s successors made their own contribution to this magnificent building. In the nineteenth century Giscours gained much of its finery: the château was transformed into a neoclassical palace, the grounds were planted with rare species and the production facilities were modernized with the construction of huge buildings. Classified as a Great Growth in 1855, Château Giscours is under the management of Eric Albada Jelgersma since 1995.