Widely ramified, French viticulture family empire with worldwide engagement 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 Chateau 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. Andrés main focus was Graves with the wineries Château Couhins-Lurton. Château de Cruzeau. Château de Rochemorin and Château La Louvière, He also played a key role in the classification of Pessac-Léognan as a separate appellation. Through extensive purchases of wineries and their revitalization, he prevented the urban sprawl and urbanization of this area. André Lurton was also the first in Bordeaux to lead renowned châteaux wines Screw caps on.
Lucien Lurton retired shortly before his death in 1992, leaving each of his ten children with a winery. For example Château Brane-Cantenac. Château Durfort-Vivens (led by Gonzague Lurton) and Château Desmirail in Margaux, such as Chateau Bouscaut in the Graves and Château Climens in the Barsac-Sauternes area. André Lurton's sons Jacques and François Lurton founded in 1988 a worldwide cellar service company that provides 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 2004 he also took over the management of the famous as General Director Château d'Yquem (Sauternes). The family members now own around 30 wineries with over 1,300 hectares of vineyards.