The Chateau St. Augustin winery was built between February and July 2000. All the materials of the winery were claimed to be carefully chosen by a team of well-known oenologists in order to maximize the exceptional potential of its vineyard. I remember that the Chateau St.Augustin Cesar August AOC 1er cru 2003 was the first Tunisian wine I ever had. It possessed aromas of peach and lemon. It was soft to the palate and could always be counted on to be drinkable and help liven a gathering.
However, during my current visit, I have noted the absence of any version of Chateau St. Augustin in any stores. The reason for its absence has not been confirmed but the grapevine has it that the family that owned the winery was connected to the deposed president of the country. Hence, the demise of the company after that power structure crumbled. WT will keep digging for the real story. In the meantime, if anyone out there has a couple of bottles saved, WT would love to buy a bottle or two off you.