Pierre de Gérès de Loupes, Knight of Malta, acquired Fonbadet at the start of the 19th century. Becoming a Member of Parliament in 1824, he devoted his unswerving passion to his wine estate. He thus raised the quality of the wine to place it at the head of the Crus Bourgeois Supérieurs, rivalling the fourth growths of the commune.
One owner followed another, without this quality being threatened. In 1950, Robert Peyronie acquired the 4 hectares that then made it up, and through judicious purchases he and his son Pierre increased the size of the property.
A mosaic of vineyards intelligently formed as opportunities arose, and which today form a family estate of 13 hectares.
The Peyronies have well-established roots in the Pauillac region. Pierre’s great-grandfather, Augustin Simon, was finance director at Château Lafite Rothschild, while his wife, Jany’s, Aurélien Agert, was estate manager at Château Mouton Rothschild.
What links these four generations of winegrowers is a passion for the terroir of Pauillac. A lineage that is represented today by Pascale Peyronie, who upholds the values of her land and her wines.
From an early age, Pascale cut her teeth alongside her father, asserting her will and her qualities over the course of long years of learning and intuition. And now an enthusiastic new generation is waiting alongside her, as her son Pierre has a feeling for the land, and at an early age already shows a clear desire to join the family adventure.