Château Beauséjour dates back to 1851 in Montagne-Saint-Émillion, an appellation that is just northeast of the famed Saint-Émillion. In 2004, Pierre and Patricia Bernault purchased Château Beauséjour, with the goal of rebuilding the reputation of the estate, situated on the finest terroir of Montagne-Saint-Émillion, and restore its historic standing as one of the greatest wines of the region. With the help of noted consulting oenologist Stephane Derenoncourt, they did just that. Their vines are situated at the top of the hillside, on the south southwest-facing slope stretching from outside the bell tower of the Montagne church to the mills of Calon. Vines at the estate are very old, with many over the age of 100 and the terroir is a clay and limestone mix with very little topsoil. No herbicides or pesticides are used and the yields are kept very low. Winemaking is very traditional with extraction kept to a minimum in order to maximize the elegance of the wine.