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Sauternes & Barsac
Premier Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Bernard Magrez
The word Peyraguey, meaning “hill” or “promontory”, is a former barony acquired in the 18th century by the president of the Bordeaux parliament who was guillotined during the French Revolution. Shortly thereafter, the estate was acquired by Monsieur Lafaurie, and then became known as Pichard-Lafaurie.

From 1864 to 1879, the estate passed from the hands of Monsieur Saint Rieul Dupouy to those of Count Duchatel. When the Count died, it was divided in two. This was the beginning of Clos Haut Peyraguey, the smallest of the Sauternes first growths. The vineyard is located on the highest part of the commune of Bommes, and has a tremendous terroir. The château was later acquired by Monsieur Grillon, a Parisian pharmacist.

In 1914, Eugène Garbay, the great-grandfather of Jacques Pauly (who already owned Château Haut-Bommes) bought Clos Haut Peyraguey with Fernand Ginestet. In late 2012, this Sauternes first growth was acquired by Bernard Magrez. In doing so, he became the only person to own four classified growths in Bordeaux’s four most prestigious appellations. The wines presently produced in Sauternes are
Clos Haut Peyraguey, a first growth in the 1855 classification, and a second wine, Symphonie de Haut Peyraguey

Clos Haut-Peyraguey
( Sauternes & Barsac )
Clos Haut-Peraguey
1 Haut Peyraguey
+33 (0)5 56 76 61 53
The Château in figures
Area under wine

21 hectares


20,000 bottles


Sand and gravel with a clay subsoil

Grape varieties

95 % Sémillon

5 % Sauvignon blanc

Barrel ageing

20 months

New barrels: 30%

Second wine

Symphonie de Haut-Peyraguey