The winery is located in the municipality of Saint-Hippolyte in the area Saint-Emilion
(Bordeaux). It was founded by Elie de Bétoulaud in the 17th century and has been owned by descendants of this family for over two centuries. The château dates back to 1702. In 1978 the estate was bought by the Bich family (owner of the Bic brand). This was followed by a major renovation of vineyards, winery and winemaking. Today it is run by Pauline Bich-Chandon Moët, supported by husband Philippe Chandon-Moët (from the famous champagne house Moët et Chandon
). The company was classified in 2012 as "Grand Cru Classé". The vineyards cover a total of 42 hectares, of which 32 are planted with Merlot (75%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 12 months in 60% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Chateau des Grottes".