Château Lafon-Rochet Grand Cru classé en 1855

Inherited history

XVIIth century

Domaine Rochet is owned by Antoinette de Guillemotes. She marries Etienne de Lafon and the property is renamed Château Lafon-Rochet.

1855

The year of enlightenment: Lafon-Rochet becomes one of the 61 Bordeaux Châteaux selected, at the Universal Exhibition of Paris, to enter into the famous 1855 Médoc classification of Grand Crus Classés.

1960

Guy Tesseron, the first member of today's family takes to the stage and becomes the owner of Château Lafon-Rochet.

1961 - 1975

Outstanding vintages bring Château Lafon-Rochet to the limelight.

1999

Guy Tesseron entrusts Château Lafon-Rochet to his children, Michel Tesseron and Caroline Poniatowski.

2000

Michel Tesseron repaints the Château a bright golden yellow and modernises the production facilitites

2007

Michel Tesseron hands the property over to his son, Basile, who assumes his new role with temerity and passion : "Making fine wines is not a job, it's a life-long commitment".

2014 - 2016

Two new vat rooms come to life at Lafon-Rochet; one with concrete vats, one with stainless steel ones.

2016

Château Lafon-Rochet opens to the public, all year round.

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