The castle then was a family house, passed on from mother to daughter for generations.
Elisabeth Poudret de Sevret gave its current looks to the castle when she was about to marry Emmanuel Pons de Las Cases. Son of the infamous memorialist who worked for Napoleon, he endorsed the role of the Emperor’s page boy on Saint Helena.
Unfortunately, Emmanuel Pons de Las Cases died of pneumonia 10 days after their wedding, leaving Elisabeth childless. Without heir when she died in 1882, she decided to bequeath the estate to her closest friend of Épiré: Théophile Bizard
1882 : Théophile Bizard settles down in Épiré and perpetuates the wine producing tradition of the castle.
1905 : His son, René, turns the old church of Épiré into the castle’s cellar.
1959-1984 : Armand, Théophile’s grandson, replants the vineyard and exports the first bottles to the United States of America.
1984-2018 : Luc, great grandson and helped by his sister, modernizes the cellar, develops the export and expands the vineyard by buying a plot in the Savennières Roche aux Moines appellation.
2018 : Paul, 5th generation of the Bizard family, takes over the head of the estate.