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Smith Haut Lafitte

Cru Classé de Graves
Florence and Daniel Cathiard
Founded in 1365, this great growth owned by remarkable figures such as the Scottish navigator Georges Smith in the 18th century and Lodi Duffour-Dubergier in the 19th century, owes its reputation as “the quintessential Graves” to its superb terroir of günzian gravel in a single block.

Since its purchase by Florence and Daniel Cathiard in 1990,
Smith Haut Lafitte has settled among the leading great growths of Bordeaux thanks to its elegant, complex, powerful and balanced red and white wines, faithful to their terroir.

This internationally recognised level of quality is due to 25 years of “bio precision” work, a unique approach that combines the best of nature and the best of science.

A must for wine lovers visiting the Bordeaux region,
Château Smith Haut Lafitte is open seven days a week upon reservation. Come and discover the cooperage, the underground cellar with a thousand barrels, the gravity operated vat room that vinifies “terroir entities” separately, the farm, the “stealth cellar” inspired by the circular economy and see the horses ploughing the vineyard in front of the windows of Les Sources de Caudalie and its famous spa.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte
( Pessac-Léognan )
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
( Pessac-Léognan )
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
+33 (0)5 57 83 11 22
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The Château in figures
Area under wine

78 hectares


Red wine: 120,000 bottles

White wine: 38,000 bottles


Günz gravel

Grape varieties

Red wine :

60 % Cabernet Sauvignon

30 % Merlot

9 % Cabernet franc

1 % Petit Verdot

White wine :

90 % Sauvignon blanc

5 % Sauvignon gris

5 % Sémillon

Barrel ageing

Red wine: 18 months

White wine: 12 months

New barrels:

Red wine: 60 %

White wine: 50 %

Second wine

Les Hauts de Smith

Le Petit Haut Lafitte