The winery is located in the municipality Moulis
(Moulis-en-Médoc) in the same area in the Médoc
(Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). In the Bordeaux Classification
after the old now no longer valid system, it was last classified in 2003 as "Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel". The vineyards were known since the 16th century under the name "Salles de Poujeaux" and in the same ownership as Château Latour
, Until the beginning of the 19th century, the Gressier family owned the part of this vineyard called "Grand-Poujeaux". The extensive property was acquired in 1806 by the merchant André Castaing. In 1820 there was an estate division, from which in the episode Château Chasse-Spleen
. Château Gressier Grand-Poujeaux
. Château Maucaillou
and Château Poujeaux emerged. In 1880 there was a tripartite division of the property.
One third acquired in 1921 François Theil. His son responsible for the estate from 1957 Jean managed to buy the other two thirds and unite the vineyards. In 1981, he gave the leadership to the sons François, Jean-Pierre and Philippe. At the beginning of 2008, the property was owned by Philippe Cuvelier for 25 million euros, including the Clos Fourte
belongs. It is led by son Mathieu Cuvelier. The total property covers about 100 hectares; Of these, 53 hectares are planted in a contiguous plot with Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 12 months in 50% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Château La Salle-de-Poujeaux".