Château Beauséjour was built in 1851 . The rich family who built it owned several vineyard estates in the Bordeaux region and were also prosperous wine merchants. In those days, the large chai was used to store and age the most prestigious wines of the Saint Émilion and Pomerol regions (Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Beau-Séjour, Nénin, La Conseillante, ... and Château Beauséjour!)
The estate was purchased in 1994 by a group of wine loving investors. During this period, a Negociant Company was in charge of the management and the marketing of the wines.
Pierre BERNAULT has owned Château Beauséjour since December 2004; Pierre comes from a family of vine growers, who have been cultivating their own vineyards since 1850.
As soon as Pierre Bernault bought Beauséjour, Stéphane Derenoncourt and his team got involved in giving them advice on restoration of the vineyard and the soil, as well as on the rigorous stages of the process of making and maturing wine.
The effect of this excellent cooperation immediately appeared since the first vintage made in common between Bernault/Derenoncourt, the 2005 vintage, has been acclaimed by the press and tasters (see the press review) and has been listed by Gavin Quinney in the top 100 best wines of the Bordeaux region (see his web site)