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Since ancient times the area, where now stands Villa Schiatti, has always been populated.

Witness the various discoveries that have occurred over the years.

The Emperor Octavius understood the strategic importance of this place, and based a garrison here under the command of Varius, who would leave the name Vayres (varatedo) to the village.

From the mid-19th Century, red and white wines from the Graves de Vayres appellation were renowned, as Cocks and Féret mention in Bordeaux et ses vins ("Bordeaux and its wines"): Without claiming to rival those of Médoc or Saint-Emilion, the red wines of Graves de Vayres are nevertheless full of delicacy.

I’m very grateful to Dr Paul Scott for bringing them to my attention.

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