Situated in Libourne along the Dordogne River, the Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, of which Château Hosanna is a part, was founded in 1937. It is internationally known for its expertise in the Bordeaux wines of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion.
The company began its history as a wine merchant, specializing in the wines from the right bank of Bordeaux. The founder, Jean-Pierre Moueix, became one of the most influential people of the area when he began investing in properties of the region in 1952. At this time, the vineyard owners had no control over the finished product, since the "négoce" (negociants) of Bordeaux controlled the bottling and the sales. Mr. Moueix understood the market and what needed to be done. He was a visionary. The company is now managed by his son, Christian.
Château Hosanna combines the depth and complexity of the great Pomerols with a unique elegance. Historically, the southern portion of the terrace of Pomerol was a “lieu dit” (locality) called “Certan.” The three neighboring properties were named after this locale when they were developed: Vieux Château Certan, Château Certan de May and Château Certan Giraud. Château Certan Giraud was the least well-known of the three. Christian Moueix, from the House of Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix, understood the great potential of this yet unknown parcel and purchased the property in early 1999.