Château Lafon-Rochet Grand Cru classé en 1855

The spirit of Lafon-Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet, a family-owned estate, is very dear to us. Every intention, everything we do matters to preserve our most precious possession: the complex and unique terroir on which our vines grow. A constant challenge, we meet it with passion. A story being written, we tell it with joy. A fine wine that reveals itself with age, we share it with pleasure.

The spirit of Lafon-Rochet

Lafon Rochet Grand Cru pere et fils
Lafon Rochet Grand Cru domaine

History & legacy

The golden stance of the Château Lafon-Rochet may surprise you driving through the D2 Road that crosses paths with the most famous Médoc wineries. It’s a bold and warm color, just like Michel Tesseron, Basile Tesseron and their valued team whom live at the vines pace with dedication and passion.“Great winemakers are required to take the best out of an untamed and wild nature”. Basile Tesseron

The people who make wine

Until July 1960, when Guy Tesseron bought the estate, the owners of Château Lafon-Rochet succeeded each other. Since that year, Château Lafon-Rochet has once again become a family property. Today, three generations live side by side and cultivate a common passion for the land, the wine and the vines. Basile, son of Guy Tesseron continues with love the projects of his father, both in the vineyard in the cellars or the castle.

Lafon Rochet Grand Cru famille
Lafon Rochet terroir Saint Estephe

From the vines to the cellar

There is a long land inlet, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary. Médoc is a treasure for those who know how to tame its complexity. The heterogeneous composition of those graves, the efficient naturel draining as well as the clay that arrived a bit after provide Lafon-Rochet with a singular terroir that requires to be understood to better work with it. And since a grand terroir is needed to make great wine, everyone, at Lafon-Rochet, dedicate themselves to preserving its diversity.

Wine tour at Lafon-Rochet

Opened to the public, Château Lafon-Rochet offers the discovery of the winery and its wines through three different types of tours. The full time dedicated team welcomes guests all year long and Michel Tesseron and his son Basile like to often join, sharing their burning passion. Since 2017, a new boutique has been built through which all guests can access a large amount of vintages and formats.

Lafon Rochet Saint-Estephe Chateau visite

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