The presence of vines stretching across Jean Faure is indicated on the map by de Belleyme, the notes of which date back to 1763-1770. It has only undergone two transformations since the end of this period, the last of which concerned its acquisition on the 23rd of July 1921 by Mr Marcel Loubat, the brother in law of Mrs Edmond Loubat, who was the great lady of Petrus.
Château Jean Faure recovers its Grand Cru Classé ranking
Château Jean Faure has regained its legitimate position dating back to 1955. Indeed, on the 6th of September 2012, the commission overseeing the Bordeaux wine classification decided to restore the estate’s Grand Cru Classé status
In 2004, when Olivier Decelle decided to acquire the Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Château Jean Faure the property was a sort of sleeping beauty.
His objective wasn’t that of transforming Château Jean Faure but rather of reviving its identity in keeping with its terroir and history, all the while paying special attention to the management of the estate’s vineyard. To this end, he invested in high performance vine-growing and winemaking equipment in view of producing true to type Saint Emilion wines.