The winery is located in the municipality of Arsac in the area Margaux
in the Médoc
(Bordeaux). The name derives from the location, because it is located on the highest piece of land in Margaux (Tertre = hill). The origin dates back to the 12th century. Owned by the families d'Arsac, Montaigne, Arrérac, de Ségur and Mitchell alternated. The latter owned a glass factory and was the first bottle producer in Bordeaux. Since 1997, the property is owned by the Dutchman Eric Albada Jelgersma, which is also the obvious Château Giscours
belongs. He invested large sums in the restructuring of the cellars and vineyards, as well as in the renovation of the Château. In the Bordeaux Classification
In 1855 the estate received the fifth rank (Cinquième Cru Classé). The total property is 80 hectares of land. Of these, the vineyards cover 52 hectares of vineyards, which are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Petit Verdor (5%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 18 months in half new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Les Hauts du Tertre".