Lafon-Rochet is an estate that great respect to nature and environmental concerns, in Saint Estephe. Located on a gravelly rise forming a large plateau subject to the northwest winds that dry the vines, the estate consists of hectares in a single block overlooking Lafite-Rothschild and Cos d’Estournel, with the Gironde Estuary in the distance.
The yellow Château is glad to welcome you for a wine tour !
With over 98 acres of vine belonging to one owner, Château Lafon-Rochet is one of the great ambassadors of Saint-Estephe (4th in Classified Growths in 1855). Perfectly situated between Lafite-Rothschild and Cos d’Estounel, the vineyard of Lafon-Rochet is one of the oldest in the Médoc, going back to the XVIth century. The visit of our infrastructures is completed by a detailed explanation of the wine-making process : from the grape to the wine.
When going /Finishing by the tasting room you could appreciate a great view on the vineyard and discover the two wines of this familial estate : Château Lafon-Rochet et les Pèlerins de Lafon-Rochet.
You will certainly meet Michel Tesseron, the owner or his son Basile who manage the propriety.
Michel and Basile like to shake up the conventions and follow theirs intuitions: Lafon Rochet’s wine shows a powerful temperament and a very elegant personality. Due to the Cabernets on clay, representing one third of the plots, the particularity of Château Lafon-Rochet resides in a mineral aspect which brings finesse to the powerful potential of Saint Estèphe wine.
Through each vintage, Lafon-Rochet improves its elegance and its refinement as well as its character and its precision. Enjoy your summer !
From April to October, we are open weekends and bank holidays!