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Chateau Batailley: History in the Medoc

Chateau Batailley

Consisting of 55 hectares (136 acres) in Pauillac, Chateau Batailley is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc and played host to a critical point in the development of the Aquitaine region. In fact, the estate is named Batailley, after a 1452 bataille, or battle, between the French and the English during the 100 Years War, during which the ... Read More »

Chateau Pontet-Canet: Bravado, Innovation & Excellence Rewarded

With 81 hectares, about 200 acres, of vines, Chateau Pontet-Canet, 5th Classified Growth, is one of the largest estates in the Bordeaux appellation of Pauillac. Like most Bordeaux estates it has a complex, multi-family history. The estate was first founded in the early 18th Century by Jean-François de Pontet, the Royal Governor of the Medoc. His heirs added to the ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Chateau Lynch-Bages

Chateau Lynch Bages

Like all great Bordeaux estates, Château Lynch-Bages has a rich and complex history. This estate dates back to the tiny 16th Century hamlet of Bages, in Pauillac, where the Déjean family planted vineyards. In 1728, the estate was sold to Chevalier Pierre Drouillard, who later left the estate to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Lynch.  Born in France but ... Read More »