At the heart of a vast estate containing forests, prairies and vines, Château Olivier sit like a clearing emerging from its woods.
Its beautiful architecture, its bodies of water and the quality of its annex buildings all add up to make an exceptional site in natural surroundings, situated only eleven kilometres from Bordeaux.
Olivier is a very old seigniory, dating back to the Middle Ages. It is said that the Black Prince enjoyed coming here to hunt, as the surrounding forests were so well-stocked in game.
Since the 19th century, the estate has belonged to an old Bordeaux family in the shape of the Bethmanns.
In 1867, Alexandre de Bethmann was elected mayor of Bordeaux, then his family acquired Château Olivier, which is still managed today by one of his descendants.
Nowadays the Bethmann family is continuing their work at Olivier. Over the last few years, the vineyards of Château Olivier have seen considerable work and investment.
Château Olivier wines received official classification in 1953, for both red and white varieties.
It has entrusted the estate's general management to Laurent Lebrun, an agronomist and winemaker. Together with Philippe Stoeckle,technical director, Marie France Hairon, administration manager, and Estelle Mirieu de Labarre in charge of sales and marketing, this forms a competent and passionate team.