The winery is located in the municipality of Pomerol in the area of the same name (Bordeaux) It was founded in the mid-17th century by the Fontémoing family and was known as "Trop Ennui". According to the meaning of the name, this means "too much hard work" after the difficult to work soil. The subsequent owners, the Giraud family, then changed the less prestigious name to Trotanoy. After several changes of ownership, the estate has been part of the Moueix family empire since 1953. It is the residence of the legendary company founder Jean-Pierre Moueix. One kilometre to the west is Château Pétrus, which also belongs to the family. The Trotanoy wine is vinified under similarly strict conditions, it is considered the "Crown Prince" after the "King of Pomerol". The vineyards cover eight hectares and are planted with Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The extremely long-lasting red wine matures for 20 to 24 months in up to 50% new barriques.