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Lurton

Widely ramified, French wine-growing family empire with worldwide involvement or possessions. The extended family consists of the three brothers André (1924-2019) with seven, Dominique (* 1932) with four and Lucien Lurton (1925-1992) with ten children. The mother winery is Château Bonnet in the area Entre-deux-Mers in Bordeaux with 240 hectares of vineyards. André and Lucien acquired numerous wineries in the 1960s and 1970s. André's focus was mainly Graves with the wineries Château Couhins-Lurton. Château de Cruzeau. Château de Rochemorin and Château La Louvière, He also had a significant role in the classification of Pessac-Léognan as an own appellation. By extensive purchase of wineries and their revitalization he prevented the urban sprawl and urbanization of this area. André Lurton was also the first in Bordeaux to introduce renowned Châteaux wines Screw caps on.

Lucien Lurton retired shortly before his death in 1992, leaving a vineyard for each of his ten children. For example Château Brane-Cantenac. Château Durfort-Vivens (run by Gonzague Lurton) and Château Desmirail in Margaux, such as Château Bouscaut in the area Graves and Château Climens in the area Barsac-Sauternes. André Lurton's sons Jacques and François Lurton founded in 1988 a worldwide cellaring service company providing consulting services in France. Spain. Italy, Moldova. South America and Australia offering. In South America, "Bodegas Lurton" ( Argentina in the area Mendoza ) and "Hacienda Araucano" ( Chile in the area Colchagua ) founded. In 1991, Pierre Lurton (son of Dominique) took over the management of the Château Cheval Blanc in the area Saint-Emilion, In addition, he took over the leadership of the famous in 2004 as general director Château d'Yquem (Sauternes). The possession of the family members today includes about 30 wineries with over 1,300 hectares of vineyards.

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