Chateau Haut Brion
In 1533, Jean de Pontac bought the title to the domain of Haut-Brion, giving birth to a wine estate whose illustrious heritage would be preserved and promoted over the centuries by only four families. It is the Premier Cru associated the most with political and diplomatic history.
Talleyrand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs under Napoleon I, was the owner of Haut-Brion at the beginning of the 19th century. He cleverly used his wines to serve his diplomacy, notably at the Congress of Vienna, where a new map of Europe was drawn up after the Napoleonic wars.
Today, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, a board member from the age of 18, is completely involved with Domaine Clarence Dillon. He manages Haut-Brion with passion and belongs to one of the oldest families to own a Premier Cru. His great grandfather Clarence Dillon, a New York banker, bought the property in 1935.
Vineyard is planted to Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) vines that are average 20 years of age.