The Lurton: a family of winegrowers. #wine #bordeaux #brussels
A world-famous family of the world of wine was recently in Brussels…
The members of the family gathered in Brussels for an exceptional tasting. Belgium is indeed one of their key market. This inescapable oenological event allowed 130 professionals to savour the most beautiful vintage wines of the family Lurton. They actually represent 27castles on 1300 hectares of vineyards around the world. Their main production countries are France, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Portugal and Spain. It is always the same passion for the vinification and the wine that drives each of its members. The family has its roots in the family castle, the Château Bonnet in the Entre-Deux-Mers. But it is in fact 5 generations in the service of the wine… It was around 1992 thatthe current generation has taken over the flambleau transmitted by Andre Lurton. They are dedicated to value their land, their expertiseand the personality of their wines. To be an entrepreneur is a leitmotif and a very strong charactertype among the Lurton…
Here, among others, the path of Pierre Lurton, another son of Dominique (4th branch of the Lurton) is now manager of Château Yquem in Sauternes and of Château Cheval Blanc in Saint-Emilion. Two properties of the French businessman Bernard Arnault, in association with the belgian businessman Albert Frère for “Cheval Blanc”. One of the four First Grand Cru Classé A, during the classification in 2012 by the Commission of Classification of the Council of wines of Saint-Emilion.
Pierre has also just acquired the property of Château Marjosse, a small chartreuse in the Entre-Deux-Mers of the XVIIth, which he desired for 15 years.
There is also Jacques Lurton son of Andre, who besides being consultant in wines, lives on a small 10 hectares-vineyard and since 2000 makes a magnificent wine on Kangooroo Island in Australia. He is installed in a fresh region close to the ocean and the soils contain a natural acidity. He succeded it transmitting his passion of the history and the wine culture of the old continent into the New World.
At this event, event, H.E. Bernard Valero, Ambassador of France in Belgium was present . This event wqas of course of high importance for the development on the belgian market the whole family.
As Victor Hugo said : ” God had made only the water, but the man made the wine. “
The following members of the family were present or represented during this unique event:
Marie-Laure Lurton: Vignobles Marie-Laure Lurton.
Sophie Lurton: Château Bouscaut.
Christine Lurton-de Caix: Vignobles André Lurton
François Lurton: Domaines François Lurton.
Marc Lurton: Vignobles Marc et Agnès Lurton.
Pierre Lurton: Château Marjosse.
Jacques Lurton: The Islander Estate Vineyards.
Bérénice Lurton: Château Climens.
Denis Lurton: Château Desmirail.
Thierry Lurton: Château de Camarsac.
André Lurton: Vignobles André Lurton (représenté par Christine Lurton-de Caix).
Henri Lurton: Château Brane-Cantenac (représenté par Bérénice Lurton).
Gonzague Lurton: Château Durfort-Vivens (représenté par Marie-Laure Lurton).