A stone’s throw from Pauillac and overlooking the Gironde estuary, the Lynch-Bages winery (1855 Grand Cru Classé) lies on the Bages plateau – one of the commune’s finest gravel croupes. Formerly the property of the illustrious Lynch family from Ireland, the estate was repurchased in 1934 by Jean-Charles Cazes.
Housed in a building that dates back to the late 16th century, the old Lynch-Bages vatting room that was installed in the 1850s is one of the few old wine-making facilities that has remained intact.
A visit here is a veritable voyage in time. A lover of both history and the art of living, Jean-Michel Cazes has created numerous activities combining wine and the world of culture and brought them together under the Lynch-Bages & Cie label. These include, for example, the Relais & Châteaux Cordeillan-Bages (Michelin® 2-star restaurant, 2015), the VINIV cellar for personal wine making, the Cercle Lynch-Bages wine-tasting school, and the businesses and various public spaces that are now the hub of the village of Bages.
Jean-Michel Cazes handed over to his son Jean-Charles back in 2006, and the Lynch-Bages wines continue to bear witness to the same generosity and excellence, benefitting as they do from the same high standards.