Château Fombrauge is a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru property. It is the largest Grand Cru Classé property in the appellation, with a 59-hectare (143-acre) vineyard, and like many others in the region, makes a Merlot-dominant wine. The estate has existed as a property since the 15th Century, with the first vines on the estate documented in 1613. The name of the château derives from Fons Brogiera, a spring surrounded by an area of heather. The Fombrauge vineyard has diverse soils ranging from chalky clay on limestone to iron-rich deposits and molasse soils. Fombrauge also has a range of different exposures, giving a complexity of terroir which is unusual for the appellation.