MARGAUX, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
When Guilhem de Siran swore a feudal oath to the Abbot of Sainte-Croix de Bordeaux, I think that the prospect of his name still being uttered approaching 600 years later didn't cross his mind. The estate was producing wine in the 18th century, and being considered a good producer, and at that time the Miailhe family were settling in Bordeaux as wine brokers.
At that time the estate was owned by the Count and Countess de Toulouse-Lautrec, the grandparents of the famous painter, Henri. The Miailhe family acquired the estate in January 1859 in whose hands it remains today with the fifth generation, Edouard, managing it making it one of a handful of Bordeaux estates to have remained in the same family for 150 years.