Wine Region: Bordeaux, France
Size: 100 ha
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot.
Owner / Winemaker: Jean-Charles Cazes
Visits: Visits to the cellars by appointment only from Monday to Friday
Formerly owned by the illustrious Lynch family, of Irish descent, the estate was purchased in 1939 by Jean-Charles Cazes. In a building that dates back to the end of the 16th century, you will find the old Lynch-Bages fermentation cellar, originally set up in the 1850s and one of the few pieces of former winery equipment still intact. Its visitors find themselves stepping back in time.
Marrying the worlds of wine and culture, the Cazes family has positioned Lynch-Bages at the core of an “art de vivre” epitomised today both at the Cordeillan-Bages Relais & Châteaux hotel and in the village of Bages.
In 2006, Jean-Michel Cazes handed the reins over to his son Jean-Charles, who is driven by the same high standards, and the Lynch-Bages wines have continued to reflect their generosity and excellence.
In 2017, the Lynch-Bages château will be embarking on a new chapter in its history, with the renovation of its wine-making facilities. For several years, substantive work has concentrated on improving knowledge of the vineyard, studying its soils, introducing mass selection, analysing plots, and so on. Today’s project to renovate the estate’s technical facilities, entrusted to American architect Chien Chung Pei, marks the next logical step.