Chateau Ausone



Saint Emilion



Premier Grand Cru Classe 'A'


Vauthier Family

Alain Vauthier

Vineyard Area

7 hectares (17 acres) 

Planted Grapes

50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc




+33 5 5724 2457


Map Location

Ausone draws its name from the Roman poet Ausonius, who had a villa on the site, and according to records of a vineyard there date back to at least 1592. 

The estate was founded by the Chatonnet and Cantenants families, and for the past two centuries has been under the control of the Vauthier and Dubois-Challon families.

In 1997 current owners Alain Vauthier and his sister Catherine bought out their aunt Helyette Dubois-Challon, and since then Alain Vauthier has run the estate and has been responsible for the winemaking. Since 2005 he has been joined by his daughter Pauline.

Stephanie de Bouard-Rivoal,

Owner and Co-Manager of Chateau Angelus



Slopes on southern edge of town of Saint Emilion


Average Age of Vines

50 years



24,000 bottles



Wooden vats


18 months in 100% new oak barrels

At the chateau

Second Wine

Chapelle d'Ausone

Vintage Prices

Prices are from London-based merchant Fine+Rare, in pounds per 12 bottles in bond, unless otherwise indicated. They may also be drawn from surveying websites of the following merchants and brokers, or market comparison websites. If so, the source is indicated. 

AFW        Atlas Fine Wines                   
BIX          BI                                             
BIL          BI LiveTrade                           
BON        Bonham's Auctions               
CHR        Christie's Auctions                 
FVN        Farr Vintners                          
FRW       Fine + Rare Wines                  
J&B         Justerini & Brooks                  
SOB        Sotheby's Auctions                 

WOS       Wine Owners                           
WSC       Wine Searcher                        
While every effort is made to check the accuracy of prices and quantities quoted, they are subject to change on a daily basis and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Prices are intended as reference only and should be cross-checked against original source websites. 

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