Château de Fargues is a unique wine estate located in the prestigious “Sauternes” appellation producing a world famous sweet white wine.
Château de Fargues enjoys an exceptional geographical situation. The micro-climate of Sauternes is characterized by a subtle alternation between humidity, sun and wind. All conditions are met to allow the development of Botrytis.
The notion of terroir would be nothing without the unique know-how of men. Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, who used to manage the famed Chateau d’Yquem, oversees the Fargues operation with his son Philippe. The Lur-Saluces name is a famous family in Bordeaux. Both in the vineyard and in the winery, the team is perfectly in control of the production stages of this great wine.
At Fargues, the harvesting method entails passing through the vineyard a number of times to select only the grapes or part of bunches that have been attacked bt « noble rot ». Such extravagance leads to very small yields, one vine generally producing only a single glass.
In addition, the wine matures for a long time in barrels and bottles before its reach. Such is the price for quality.
Tasting and tours are available with advanced reservation.
Tours can be made by appointment ahead of time.