Château Haut-Bergeron legacy starts in the 18th Century. In 1757, the Lamothe family ownership took over and it is now Hervé that has taken over the operation from his father, as the eighth generation. A few years after taking over, Hervé had his brother Patrick and his wife to manage the castle. The Château is located halfway between the villages of Preignac and Sauternes, with Châteaux Bastor-Lamontagne and Suduiraut as immediate neighbors. The vineyards are spread around the communes of Sauternes, Preignac, Bommes and Barsac in a selection of choice sites, with some parcels adjacent to the famed Château d’Yquem. The berries are harvested by hand in the traditional way (tries successives) by a series of selective pickings, and only the grapes which are “ready” are picked. The young wine is racked into barrels for 18 months aging before being fined and bottled, and then aged in our cellars for another couple years. Chateau Fontebride is a second wine, made with the same care and dedication, but blended from lots which are judged not quite up to Haut-Bergeron’s high standards. The Lamothes also are slowly releasing very special super cuvées, made from some of their most mature vineyards, a few of which are containing 100 yr old Semillon.