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Château Palais Cardinal

The origins of the property come from a sumptuous palace in Saint-Emilion village. In the XIII century, the Cardinal Gaillard de la Motte, nephew of the first French Pope Clement the 5th, became the first dean of the collegiate church and gave his title to this monument now called

“le Palais Cardinal”, the Cardinal Palace.

The vineyard of the Château, located in Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens, South of Saint-Emilion, is composed by gravels and sand drained by the steam “La Fuie”.

In 1850, the owner of the property is Monsieur Lambège who calls it “Château Moulin de


Almost a century later, in 1947 Monsieur Frétier bought the vineyard and decided to change its name on “Château Palais Cardinal La Fuie” in reference to the cask cellar he had in the Cardinal Palace.

In 2008 the Château Palais Cardinal became the property of Monsieur and Madame Texier and their family. During 10 years they renovated and expanded the building and the vineyard, increasing the wine quality in the same time.

Since 2018 the Château Palais Cardinal is owned by Monsieur Louis Ballande, who has a large experience in vineyard management. Our team and partners work every day to give you all the best of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wine, and an unforgettable experience !