Château Haut Brion

The Château Haut-Brion wine estate was founded by Jean de Pontac in 1533. Formerly named after the owner of the estate, it was in the 17th century that it adopted its current name. Since its creation, 3 families have participated in making one of the oldest wine estates in Bordeaux famous: the Fumels, the Larrieus and finally the Dillons, an American owner in 1935. The 4th generation is represented by Prince Robert de Luxembourg, the great grandson of Clarence Dillon, who acquired the estate. Since 2007, an excellent Bordeaux red wine has been renamed in his honor. It is "Le Clarence de Haut-Brion", formerly called "Château Bahans Haut-Brion". It has the particularity of being located in the commune of Pessac, at the gates of the city of Bordeaux and not in the Médoc like the other wines of Bordeaux. Since 1855, like Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour or Château Mouton Rothschild, the estate has become a "Premier Grand Cru classé" according to the Bordeaux wine classification.

The main grape varieties of the vineyard are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot which participates in the production of red Chateau Haut-Brion and Semillon and Sauvignon for white Chateau Haut-Brion. The white wines of the estate can largely be compared to the best white wines of Burgundy.  The ambitions of the current president, Robert de Luxembourg, do not stop since he would even consider building a new vat room and a new cellar.