Châ̂teau is French for "castle" or "mansion," but when applied to wine, it means the place where the wine was made—the vineyard, winery, bottling facility, and all. The American equivalent is "estate," as in "estate-bottled," while Burgundy wineries use the "domaine" title. Most bottles of Bordeaux say, "mis en bouteille au château," meaning the wine was made and bottled at the château, which is often pictured on the label. This is not necessarily a term of distinction, since there are about 8,000 châteaux in the Bordeaux region, but it does guarantee at least a certain level of quality. See also clos, cru, and negociant.