The present-day buildings including the château, were constructed during the Second Empire.

The name Clauzet dates from this period, when Anne Olympe Bernard married Pierre Ulysse CLauzet, bringing the vineyard with her as a dowry. Féret mentions Clauzet in their 1868 edition.

Maurice Velge sees his adventure at Château Clauzet as the end of natural evolution. "My father had good friends in Bordeaux. The world of wine always attracted me, and when the opportunity arose to become involved, I decided to step in".

After his initial acquisition of 6 hectares in 1997, Maurice Velge purchased other plots with quality terroir. The estate currently has 23 hectares under vine on some of the finest land in Saint-Estèphe.