The winery is located in the municipality Moulis in the same area in Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). In the Bordeaux Classification According to the old system, which is no longer valid, it was last classified as "Cru Bourgeois" in 2003. The name derives from "Mauvais cailloux" (bad rock), which refers to the stony soil, which is unfavorable for grain cultivation. However, this is excellently suited for viticulture. The origins date back to 1871, when the Petite-Laroche family of wine merchants bought properties and built a wine warehouse near the Moulis train station. J. Petite-Laroche had the château built in 1875 as a wedding gift for his wife. Finally the estate was opened in 1929 by the brothers André (1901-1975) and Roger, who worked in the wine trade dourthe (1900-1984) acquired. It is now run by the Dourthe family in the sixth generation. A wine-growing museum with many exhibits was opened in 1987. The vineyards cover 63 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Moulis and Listrac-Médoc. They are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), Merlot (41%) and Petit Verdot (6%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 18 to 20 months in 50 to 75% new barriques. The second wine is called "Château Cap de Haut Maucaillou".