History and the “Vignobles Jade”
The name “La Loubière” comes from “la loubère”, meaning “the land of wolves” in Occitan.
Château La Loubière takes its name from the locality where the estate was developed, on the edge of a forest where a pack of wolves once lived. After the wolves left, the name remained – and this legendary animal is as fascinating as ever today. This symbol is now used by the Teycheney family, who feature a wolf on their wine labels.
The Teycheney-Roux family has a fascinating history, both highly personal and typical of families in the region. They have owned the estate since 1850, and have been producing wine with love and devotion for five generations.
In 1820, Damien Confolan left the Auvergne to live in the Bordeaux region, and bought a number of vineyard plots in 1850. He called his estate the Château La Loubière.
His descendant Micheline Teycheney-Roux and her husband André Teycheney took over the vineyard in 1980, and developed the property. Their son Patrick Teycheney took over the business in 2013, and recruited an oenologist. Today, they still use integrated viticulture in their 18.5 hectares of land, which guarantees the constant quality of the wines.
In 2016, Patrick Teycheney bought two properties classified as Saint-Emilion Grand-Cru: Château Fleur de Lisse and Château L’Étampe, thus extending the family property, Château La Loubière, developed with devotion and meticulous care since 1850. In tribute to his granddaughter, Jade, and as a passionate lover of China, he combined his estates under the name “Vignobles Jade”. Jade embodies human virtues.
Patrick Teycheney and Caroline, his daughter
The “Tour de Chappe”
On the most beautiful part of the property, you will see a Tour de Chappe (or telegraph tower): now the benevolent symbol of the estate. A remnant of the 18th century, and maintained in good condition till it was renovated, the tower lies in the Moulin Fayet locality in the Pompignac district.
In 1794, Claude Chappe developed a means of visual communication via semaphore over distances of several hundred kilometres. The semaphore devices were mounted on towers called “Tours de Chappe”, forming a genuine aerial telegraph line. They were abandoned in 1855, and only twenty or so now remain.
A spacious room has been laid out at the top of the tower. We invite you to experience an unforgettable stay there, on your own, as a couple or with the family, in the midst of the vineyards and the singing of the birds.