Chateau Croze de Pys has been a labour of love for the Roche family for over 250 years. The vineyard was established in 1773 by Joseph Roche, who planted Auxerrois (also known as Cot, or more commonly Malbec).
In 1877, the second generation Auguste Roche had his crops completely destroyed by phylloxera. Whilst many growers in the area gave up after the phylloxera crisis, he replanted using American rootstocks. Unfortunately, they were destroyed by severe frosts in 1956.
Third generation Rene Roche decided to replant the vineyard in 1966 and planted Auxerrois, Merlot and Tannat.
Jean Roche is the fourth generation and decided to carry on in his family`s footsteps by taking over in 1987.