The site

Originally Château Grézan was a Roman villa, home of a centurion. It later attracted the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostelle.

  • From the end of the 12th century to 1307, the Order of the Knights Templiers (a religious and military order from the Christian chivalry of the Middle Ages) formed commanderies throughout Europe, including one in Grézan. These commanderies were landholdings allowing, in particular, to raise funds intended to finance the Crusades in the Holy Land.
  • On Friday, October 13, 1307, by order of King Philip the Bel, the Templiers were arrested, the order was dissolved in 1312, Grézan became a commandery of the Order of Hospitaliers.
  • In 1824, the Mirepoix family began to rebuild the chateaux as we know it today. A “folly” inspired by a medieval castle, and erected by Louis Garros, a Bordeaux architect. It was directly inspired by Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc, a famous architect of the nineteenth century and restorer of the City of Carcassonne.
  • In 1853, with the arrival of the railroad, the wine trade allowed everything to be turned into gold. The owners bought land and built chateaus called “Palaces of Aramonie”, or more singularly, the “pinardier chateaus” in different styles: neo-Gothic, neo-renaissance or second empire. At that time all you needed was “a harvest to build a chateau”.

Château Grézan, nicknamed “Little Carcassonne” is one of the jewels of the Biterrois wine chateaux. As it is the only one of neo-medieval style, the originality of its architecture allowed it to be registered, in 1993, in the inventory of the French historical monuments.






The vineyard

The vineyards of Château Grézan and the Cros-Pujol family now cover nearly 110 hectares, in AOP Faugères and in IGP Pays d’Oc.

Our grape varieties in AOP Faugères :

  • Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Carignan

Our grape varieties in IGP Pays d’Oc :

  • Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Viognier, Merlot, Vermentino, Muscat

Our entire production is in rational agriculture, at the forefront of innovation. The soil in Faugères consists essentially of shale (golden and slatey). This stone is characterized by its remarkable capacity to retain water and its ability to store daytime heat and then release it at night. This is how the grapes continue to ripen at night.
The climate is Mediterranean with a mountain influence. It is characterized by mild winters with rare frosts and hot and dry summers with infrequent but heavy rainfall (Cevennes and Mediterranean episodes).