Discover Château Lynch-Bages, a Pauillac Grand Cru Classé owned by the Cazes family since 1939.
Although there are records of the Bages territory as far back as the 16th century, the history of wine production in the area really began in the 18th century. From 1749 to 1824, the vineyard was owned by Thomas Lynch, the son of an Irishman from Galway who worked as a merchant in Bordeaux. Thomas Lynch managed the land wisely and produced high quality wines under the name of ''Cru de Lynch''. As part of the prestigious 1855 Classification, for the Exposition Universelle de Paris, his wine would soon be classified as one of the fifth growths.
Later on, in the wake of World War II, Jean Charles Cazes purchased both the vineyard and Château Ormes de Pez in Saint-Estèphe. Lynch-Bages has been run by the Cazes family ever since.
Lynch-Bages' old vat-house represents a rare example of traditional winemaking equipment the Médoc area. The Lynch-Bages vineyards are planted across 100 hectares in the region.
Lynch-Bages also offers accommodation at the Château Cordeillan-Bages, a XVII century stately home with a 4-star Relais et Châteaux hotel, which has 28 rooms and a gastronomic restaurant.
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While waiting for the new facilities at the heart of Bages village to be completed, we?ll be setting off to Saint-Estephe to visit Château Ormes de Pez. An ideal opportunity for those wanting to know more about this estate, which belongs to the Médoc vineyard landscape since the 18th century, and in recent years developed a closer relationship with Château Lynch-Bages The visit is followed by a Grand Cru Classé wine tasting.