Château de Malle was classed as a Deuxième Cru in the 1855 Bordeaux classification for their sweet Sauternes. However it wasn't until the 1950s when Pierre de Bournazel who, after inheriting the property, undertook a complete renovation of the vineyards and cellars and began to rebuild the estate's reputation. The vineyards extend to over 50 hectares in the communes of Preignac and Fargues in the Sauternes appellation. Still run by the family, these days Charles de Bournazel runs operations along with his brothers.
The Château itself is designated as a historic building and was built for Jacques de Malle, an ancestor of the de Bournazels, in the 17th Century. It's a quite exquiste residence and is surrounded by magnificient Italianate gardens.