Château Fourcas Hosten
Some of the vineyards of Château Fourcas Hosten sit on the opposite side of the road to Château Fourcas Dupré, on the periphery of the hamlet of Le Fourcas, and the two estates probably have similarly ancient origins. Vines have planted around this settlement for several hundred years, first appearing on the Belleyme map which dates to the late-18th century. The story of Château Fourcas Hosten begins around this time with the Hosten family who tended vines here.
The Hosten family were proprietors here during the 18th and early-19th centuries, but unsurprisingly details on their activities are rather sparse. We know from the writings of Wilhelm Franck in Traité sur les vins du Médoc (first edition, Chaumas, 1824) that in the 1820s the property was in their hands at this time, and that they were turning out 50 to 60 tonneaux of wine per annum.Please log in to continue reading: