Here is a small village with an international reputation thanks to a prestigious appellation. Did you know, indeed, that the most expensive wine in the world - Château Pétrus - is produced right here on the lands of Pomerol? Pomerol was predestined for such renown, since in Latin, its name pomum, means "grape seeds". Wasn't that a sign? Former commandery of St. John of Jerusalem, the village was an important stop on the roads to Santiago de Compostela. At the beginning of the 12th century, the hospitaliers, who had settled in the Libourne region, decided to found the commandery of Pomerol. The donation of the land of Barbanne by Lord Guillaume de Ségur and his brothers is the founding act of the commandery. The Pomerol appellation is now world-renowned. Its Romanesque church, partially demolished in the 19th century, was rebuilt in 1899 by the architect Hosteing, but the choir was only fitted out in 1971. Some beautiful houses and parks are scattered throughout the commune. Also to be seen, the old presbytery of Pomerol. And enjoy the tasting.

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