What are the Top Wineries in Saint Emilion, France (List)​

The official ranking of Saint-Emilion wineries.

Saint-Emilion wineries were first officially ranked in 1955.  

The most recent reclassification took place in 2022.

The top three tiers in the classification are:

1. Premier (1st) Grand Cru Classe A – currently, 2 wineries

2. Premier (1st) Grand Cru Classe B – currently, 12 wineries

3. Grand Cru Classe – currently, 71  wineries.

Only these 83 wineries in Saint Emilion are referred to as classified growth or Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe. The remaining 700 market their wines as Saint-Emilion Grand Cru or Saint Emilion AOC.

According to the rules of the French regulation body, INAO – The National Institute of Origin and Quality, wineries have to reapply for classification every ten years. Upon review, wineries can be promoted or demoted.

Top Wineries in Bordeaux
Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion

Classification of Saint Emilion Wineries 2022

These two chateaux are the top wineries in Saint Emilion according to the official classification of 2022.

Premier Grand Cru Classé 'A' 

Château Pavie

Chateau Figeac

Châteaux Cheval Blanc, Ausone and Angélus abdicated their Premier Grand Cru Classe titles.

Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion

The second tier, Premier (1st) Grand Cru Classe B, includes  14 Saint Emilion estates.

Premier Grand Cru Classé 'B'

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Château Beauséjour (Duffau-Lagarrosse)
Château Bélair-Monange
Château Canon
Château Canon-la-Gaffelière
Château Larcis Ducasse
Château Pavie-Macquin

Château Troplong Mondot

Château Trotte Vieille
Château Valandraud
Clos Fourtet
La Mondotte

The third tier, Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe, is where the competition is very fierce to enter.

Grand Cru Classé

 Château Badette 

Château Balestard la Tonnelle
Château Barde-Haut

Château Bellefont-Belcier

Château Bellevue
Château Berliquet

Château Boutisse

Château Cadet Bon
Château Cap de Mourlin
Château Chauvin
Château Clos de Sarpe
Château Corbin

Château Corbin Michotte

Château Côte de Baleau

Château Croix de Labrie

Château Dassault

Château de Ferrand

Château de Pressac

Château Destieux
Château Faugères
Château Fleur-Cardinale
Château Fombrauge
Château Fonplégade
Château Fonroque

Château Franc Mayne

Château Grand Corbin
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne
Château Grand Mayne
Château Guadet
Château Haut Sarpe
Château Jean Faure
Château la Commanderie

Château La Confession

Château la Couspaude

Château Le Croizille

Château la Dominique

Château La Fleur Morange
Château la Madelaine
Château La Marzelle
Château La Serre
Château La Tour Figeac
Château Laniote
Château Larmande
Château Laroque
Château Laroze

Château Lassegue

Château Le Prieuré
Château les Grandes Murailles

Château Mangot

Château Monbousquet

Château Montlabert

Château Montlisse

Château Moulin du Cadet
Château Peby Faugères
Château Petit Faurie de Soutard

Chateau Quintus

Château Ripeau

Château Rol Valentin

Château Rochebelle
Château Saint Georges (Côte Pavie)  
Château Sansonnet

Château Soutard

Château Tertre Daugay

Château Tour Baladoz

Château Tour Saint Christophe

Château Villemaurine

Château Yon Figeac

Clos Badon-Thunevin

Clos de l'Oratoire
Clos des Jacobins

Clos Dubreuil

Clos Saint-Julien

Clos Saint-Martin
Couvent des Jacobins

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