A 1er Grand Cru Classé property of 40 hectares, dating back to the 13th century, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is located in the heart of the Sauternes region, on high ground just outside the village of Bommes. In 400 years of history this Château has had very few owners. Silvio Denz acquired it in February 2014, and swiftly hired Sauternes and white wines consultant Denis Dubourdieu. Together they restricted yields, and focused the the Grand Vin on only the best terroirs of the 1855 classification, “L’Enclos” and “Maisons Rouges", sited on soils composed of quaternary deposited here over 600,000 years on a limestone substrate. Two distinct terroirs, on hills between the property and Château d’Yquem, have been defined to produce white wines: Le Lys de Lafaurie Peyraguey and Femme et Raisins arrived with the 2014 vintage. Mario Botter has completely redesigned the cellars so they can now vinify each parcel separately to understand more about the terroir. All labels and bottles were given a new life with the incorporation of a René Lalique design created in 1928. Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is unquestionably one of the top half dozen estates in Sauternes.
In 2018 a new hotel will be opened to mark the 400 year centenary of the Château. There will be a top class hotel with 13 rooms and a restaurant destined to become Michelin starred. This will be the first Bordeaux 1855 first growth where visitors can stay, eat, and experience the best of Sauternes.