Château Dassault was born out of the determination of the famous aeronautical engineer, Marcel Dassault. He acquired Château Couperie in Saint-Émilion in 1955 "on a calculated impulse" as he liked to say. Château Couperie was initially created in 1862 by Victor Beylot. Marcel Dassault rechristened the estate Château Dassault. He introduced the finest winemaking equipment and gradually improved quality over the years. In 1969, Château Dassault was promoted to Grand Cru Classé status. The winemaking team who have worked tirelessly alongside three generations of the Dassault family deserve to be congratulated for making Château Dassault one of the jewels of the Saint-Émilion appellation. Today, Laurent Dassault is in charge of the estate. Together with Laurence Brun, he oversees the estate's ongoing commitment to quality. Laurent Dassault enjoys welcoming wine professionals to his château and for the past several years his Déjeuner sur l’Herbe ("Luncheon on the Grass") is a major event for friends and enthusiasts of Château Dassault.