Château Lafon-Rochet Grand Cru classé en 1855

The spirit of Lafon-Rochet

Château Lafon-Rochet is a family-owned estate to which we are all very attached. For us, every intention, every gesture counts towards the precious preservation of what we have before us: a complex and unique terroir on which our vines come to life. A constant challenge that we embrace with passion. An already existing story that we continue to tell with joy. A fine wine that blossoms with age and that we are delighted to share with others.

The spirit of Lafon-Rochet

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

Inherited history

The golden façade of Château Lafon-Rochet may take you by surprise when you explore the "Departmental 2", criss-crossing some of the most well-known Médoc wineries. A bold and warm colour, just like Michel Tesseron, Basile Tesseron and their precious collaborators who live according to the rhythm of the vines equally driven by commitment and passion.“It takes great winemakers to get the best out of untamed and uncontrollable nature”. Basile Tesseron

A family estate

Château Lafon-Rochet had a succession of different owners until July 1960, when Guy Tesseron purchased it. As of that year, it became a family-run property. Today, three generations live side by side and cultivate a common passion for its land, its wines and its vines. Basile, Michel Tesseron's son, enthusiastically pursues his father's projects, across the vineyard, inside the cellars and within the Château.

Lafon Rochet Grand Cru famille
Lafon Rochet terroir Saint Estephe

From the vines to the cellar

The Médoc, a long land inlet, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary, is a treasure trove for those who know how to tame its complexity. The diverse composition of its gravel, the excellent natural drainage and the more recently deposited clay, bless Lafon-Rochet with the elements that make its terroir so unique.  As it takes a great terroir to make a great wine, everyone here at Lafon-Rochet works together towards preserving its rich diversity.

Visiting the estate

Open to the public, Château Lafon-Rochet offers three types of tours so as to allow you to discover the property and its wines, as best suits you. The dedicated tour team is on hand to welcome guests all year round and Michel Tesseron and his son, Basile, take pleasure in joining in, as often as possible, to share their passion with their visitors. In 2017, Château Lafon-Rochet inaugurated a new boutique offering its visitors the opportunity to have access to a wide range of vintages.

Lafon Rochet Saint-Estephe Chateau visite