Alain Chabanon, having qualified as an œnologue and served his apprenticeship with Alain Brumont (Madiran), founded his own domaine in the early 1990s.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild
While the first known reference to Lafite dates to 1234 with a certain Gombaud de Lafite, abbot of the Vertheuil Monastery north of Pauillac, Lafite’s mention as a medieval fief dates to the 14th century. The name Lafite comes from the Gascon language term “la hite”, which means “hillock”. There were probably already vineyards on the property at the time when the Ségur family organised the vineyard in the 17th century, and Lafite began to earn its reputation as a great winemaking estate. Jacques de Ségur was credited with the planting of the Lafite vineyard in the 1670s and in the early 1680s. In 1695, Jacques de Ségur’s heir, Alexandre, married the heiress of Château Latour, who gave birth to Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur. The wine histories of the fiefs of Lafite and Latour were thus joined at the outset.
Chateau Margaux, archaically La Mothe de Margaux, is a wine estate of Bordeaux wine, and was one of four wines to achieve Premier cru (first growth) status in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855.
A former abbey, this impressive Chianti Classico estate is now devoted to the secular pursuits of wine and food. Its Sangiovese-based reds stick to a classic style, with firm acidity and bright, fragrant cherry tones.
kywalker Vineyards is pleased to announce the addition of Château Margüi, an estate winery in the heart of Provence, to the Skywalker portfolio. This Estate, which dates back to Roman times, embodies the Skywalker philosophy of land stewardship, respect for terroir, and an unrivaled wine experience. Château Margui wines enhance the Skywalker portfolio, which now includes the French classics: Vin Blanc and Rosé.
Merchant’s Lair winery history began in the early 1950’s when the Blefari family brought along their ancestral grape planting skill from Italy to the Adelaide Hills wine region.