Château de Pressac, a “Grand Cru Classé” of the world renowned and exceptional appellation of Saint Emilion, rises above the hillock, called a “tertre” locally, situated at Saint Etienne de Lisse, to the east of Saint Emilion, facing south.
The property covers 40 hectares in a single, continuous block, of which 36 hectares are planted in vines.
Dominique and Jean-François Quenin have been the fortunate proprietors since 1997 and produce wines of elegance, which fully express the excellence of the terroir of Château de Pressac.
It was during Autumn 2012, at the time of the new classification of Saint Emilion, that Château de Pressac was promulgated to the appellation of Grand Cru Classé de Saint Emilion (Classified Great Growth). This classification is supervised by the INAO (National Institute of Origin and of Quality – previously called the National Institute of Appellations of Origin) and requires the presentation of a complete presentation consisting of a case file containing documentation and in depth information about the quality of the wine, the terroir, the viticultural and vinification practices, the maintenance procedures in both the vines and the cellars, the material and equipment in use, etc. Consequently, this prestigious classification rewards and confirms the property’s perpetual efforts to improve the quality of its wine from this specific appellation.