Chateau Giscours, located in the Margaux appellation in Bordeaux, is one of the fourteen Troisiemes Crus (Third Growths) from the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The vineyard was established in 1552, and passed through several owners until 1954, when Nicolas Tari purchased the estate and restored and enlarged the property. Currently, the chateau is owned by Eric Albada Jelgersma. While the estate itself is almost 400 hectares, the vineyards take up around 80 hectares and are divided into 43 plots. Over the last twenty years, over 130,000 of the Chateau’s vines have been replanted, and the chateau has transitioned to manual harvesting, which has led to a dramatic improvement in the quality of the wine. The wine is aged in 50% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 month, and 25,000 cases of wine are annually.