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Château de
Rayne Vigneau

Sauternes & Barsac
Premier Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Financière Trésor du Patrimoine
Located near the commune of Bommes, atop a magnificent gravelly rise overlooking the Sauternes region, Château Rayne Vigneau is the third highest point in the region, Yquem being the highest.

There have been generations of owners since this estate was founded in the early 17th century by Gabriel de Vigneau. The most famous was probably the Pontac family, whose name is inseparable from the creation of great Bordeaux wines. They acquired the property in 1834. Albert de Pontac, great-nephew of Madame de Rayne, née Catherine de Pontac, named the château Rayne Vigneau.

It was during his family’s ownership that the estate was included among the first growths in the famous 1855 classification.

Château Rayne Vigneau is a unique and rare wine. According to legend, its soil contains gemstones that account for its incredible golden hue.

Rémy Derek
Château de Rayne Vigneau
( Sauternes & Barsac )
Château de Rayne Vigneau
( Sauternes & Barsac )
Château de Rayne Vigneau
541 Route du Piquey
+33 (0)5 56 76 61 63
The Château in figures
Area under wine

84 hectares


80,000 bottles


Clay gravel rises and a gravel plateau

Grape varieties

80 % Sémillon

19,5 % Sauvignon

0,5 % Muscadelle

Barrel ageing

18 months

New barrels: 30%

Second wine

Madame de Rayne