François-Antoine POUGET inherited Château POUGET in 1748. His daughter Claire maried Pierre-Antoine de CHAVAILLES in 1771.
Over one and a half centuries, the POUGET de CHAVAILLES family was in charge of CHATEAU POUGET. They had sometimes to face difficulties, as when, during the French Revolution, their properties were requisitioned, but they also met with great success, as CHATEAU POUGET was classified as a fourth Cru Classé in 1855.
The château itself used to be a cellar, its front portion was turned into a house during the second half of the 19th century. Two marble medaillons on the frontage of the house commemorate the different classifications of CHATEAU POUGET.
If the "French Paradox" is a recent discovery of the media, the wine of CHATEAU POUGET had its healthy properties recognised by the Duke of Richelieu,
who gave POUGET its blason :
" Love will overwhelm your heart
Your word will be as clear as the rooster's
Like the Lion you won't fear the stroke
if with this beverage you fill up your heart "