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Haut-Bages Libéral

Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Claire Villars Lurton
The Libéral family founded the estate in the 18th century. Generation after generation, they succeeded in forming a vineyard with the best soils of Pauillac.

Château Haut-Bages Libéral was included among the fifth growths in 1855. This superb estate was renovated in 1960 when the Cruse family, who also owned Château Ponet-Canet at the time, undertook far-reaching replanting. Since the arrival of the Villars-Merlaut family in 1983, Haut-Bages Libéral has gradually recovered its formal glory.

Château Haut-Bages Libéral has 30 hectares of vines overlooking the Gironde River. Half of this area, located right next to Château Latour, features gravel on limestone and clay, and the other part, on the plateau of Bages, has deep gravels soil.

Today, Claire Villars Lurton is the owner of Château Haut- Bages Libéral. She modernised the winemaking facilities and introduced biodynamic and environmentally-friendly methods. She is committed to making the most of the terroir thanks to a very quality-oriented approach devoted to restoring the estate’s prestige.

Villars Lurton
Château Haut-Bages Libéral
( Pauillac )
Château Haut-Bages Libéral
+33 (0)5 57 88 76 65
The Château in figures
Area under wine

30 hectares


120,000 bottles


Garonne gravel on clay-limestone

Grape varieties

70 % Cabernet Sauvignon

30 % Merlot

Barrel ageing

16 months

New barrels: 40%

Second wine

La Fleur de Haut-Bages Libéral

Le Pauillac de Haut-Bages Libéral

La Chapelle de Bages