The history of our vineyard and wine cellars

Our History
Langlois-Chateau
The history of the winery

1885

Creation of Maison Delandes.

1912

The Baron de Bodman (owner of Château de StFlorent and adjoining vineyard) brings cellars, land and buildings to Edouard Langlois and his wife Jeanne Chateau. This couple takes over the business of the house Delandes and found Langlois-Chateau.

1915

Edouard Langlois dies during the First World War.

1973

The Jacques Bollinger Family Group acquires a majority stake and appoints Michel Villedey (Bollinger family’s son-in-law) as president.

1986

Exploitation and marketing of Château de Fontaine Audon on the Sancerre Appellation of 15 Ha in one piece on a magnificent flint terroir (property belonging to the de Benoist family).

1999

Terra Vitis certification of the vineyards in Saumur and Sancerre (71 Ha).

2008

François Régis de Fougeroux becomes Managing Director. Michel Villedey will remain Honorary President until 2019.

2010

Regrouping wine making rooms and cellars on the historic site of Saumur.

2012

Launch of the Cuvée l’Extra by Langlois.

2016

Purchase of the Château de Thauvenay vineyard in Sancerre, 18 hectares on a limestone terroir.

2020

Certified organic on 30 Ha.