Regarded as one of the oldest wine estates of the Medoc region, Château d’Arsac has a rich and eventful history that can be traced back over nine hundred years. In the XIIth Century, the property belonged to noble Sires. Then, in the XVIth Century, the domain was acquired by Thomas de Montaigne , the brother of the famous philosopher, Michel de Montaigne . The arrival of the phylloxera crisis at the turn of the XXth Century and the slump in sales incited the proprietors to uproot the totality of the vines. So many vines were removed that Château d’Arsac was practically abandoned in the mid 1930’s.