Research shows that the oldest records regarding the history of Petrus goes all the way back to the mid-1750s, making it one of the earliest established vineyards in Pomerol. Petrus takes its name from the Greek version of St. Peter - "Petros".
Owned by the Arnaud family for the better part of 200 years until the end of World War II, Petrus was then sold to Mme. Loubat, who had progressively acquired the property in 1923. Upon her death in 1961, the estate was passed to her family, who eventually sold it to Jean-Pierre Moueix. Jean-Francois Moueix and his children, including Jean Moueix, are the owners of Petrus today.
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