The origin of the estate dates back to 1638. At that time, Léoville was the largest domain in the Médoc. Since then, it has been fragmented over time and generations. The legacy of the grand vin of Léoville Poyferré began in 1840, consecrated as a Second Classified Growth fifteen years later. Didier Cuvelier has presided over the destiny of this gem since 1979.
Amiral de Beychevelle is the second wine of Château Beychevelle, one of the finest châteaux and producers in the Médoc. The château is situated on the banks of the Gironde. During the 16th century it was owned by the Duc d’Epernon, a French naval admiral. It is said that French ships on the Gironde were required to lower their sails in respect as they went past. This act – baisse voile – in French led to the name Beychevelle.