The estate is located in the municipality of Preignac in the area Sauterne
(Graves, Bordeaux). South closes the famous Château d'Yquem
at. The property also includes 200 hectares of forest. The origin goes back to the year 1592, when at the marriage of Léonard de Suduiraut whose wife vineyard property brought into the marriage with. The château was built by the Suduiraut family between 1665 and 1675, and a picturesque park was created. As a result, there were many owners. One of them was Nicolas Edme Guillot, who considerably expanded his possessions in 1831 by buying the neighborly Château Castelnau. This is the reason for the name of the second wine. Since 1992, the estate has been owned by the insurance group AXA
, It is headed by Christian Seely. In the Bordeaux Classification 1855
it was classified as "Premier Cru Classé" (Sauternes). The vineyards cover 90 hectares with Sémillon (90%) and Sauvignon Blanc (10%). The extremely long-lived noble sweet wine is aged 18 to 24 months in one-third new oak barrels. He is also referred to as the "little man's d'Yquem". The second wine is called "Castelnau de Suduiraut".