The estate is located in the commune of Saint-Hippolyte Saint-Emilion
(Bordeaux). It was founded by Elie de Bétoulaud in the 17th century and has been owned by the descendants of this family for over two centuries. The chateau dates from 1702. In 1978 the estate was bought by the Bich family (owner of the Bic brand). This was followed by extensive renovation of the 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 establishment was classified as a "Grand Cru Classé" in 2012. 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 barriques. The second wine is called "Chateau des Grottes".