Château de Pécany
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The Château de Pécany was built by the de Courssou family in 1780 on the foundations of an older structure that probably dates to the 16th century.
In 1840 the château was modified to include two towers and a large central staircase. Located in one of the oldest wine growing regions in France, Château Pécany had a small vineyard for producing house wine. With excellent terrain, soil, and environment, this vineyard developed a reputation for producing some of the best wines of the region.
Jean Siegler (second cousin to the de Courssou Family) bought the property in 1926, and, over time, enlarged the vineyard by buying surrounding land and plantation rights. The Pécany wine was first offered for commercial sale during this time. The château and vineyards remained in the Siegler family until, in the spring of 1973, a local farmer and vintner Jean Saladin bought most of the vineyards for his son Gérard Saladin. Under G. Saladin's relatively poor management and lack of attention, the quality of the vinification gradually decreased until, in 1998, Gérard Saladin opted to convert to the less time consuming, and less profitable, path of selling bulk wine to the local vintners co-operative. During this past year, G. Saladin did not vinify any wine, but instead sold the Pécany grapes in bulk.
In 1990, Château Pécany, but not the surrounding vineyards, was brought under the proprietorship of a single owner when Marie-France Siegler purchased the chateau from her siblings.
In July 2006 Véronique Langlands-Perry was appointed as sales and marketing director for the vineyard to expand sales of the Château's wines worldwide.
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