A premium wine producer in Bordeaux, France’s famous Haut-Médoc, Château Peyrat-Fourthon is one of the region’s most advanced properties with a reputation for excellence.
A family winery nestled in the prestigious Haut-Médoc wine growing appellation of Bordeaux in southwestern France, Château Peyrat-Fourthon is known for its elegant red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The Château dates back to the late 18th century when it was once a well-known hunting lodge, but today, under the guidance of the Narboni family, it is becoming one of the “jewels” of the entire Haut-Médoc. The first vines were planted on the Peyrat-Fourthon property in 1834, and over the years, began to produce some of the most prized wine grapes in the area. Interestingly, the entire Haut-Médoc winegrowing region is naturally predisposed to making fine wine - from the gravelly soils to the mild oceanic climate, this land is ideally suited to growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s no wonder that the Haut-Médoc has become one of the most iconic wine regions - not just in Bordeaux, but throughout the world - and Château Peyrat-Fourthon is truly one of its shining stars.
There have been a few ownership changes over the years, most significantly in 1998 when Herve Godin acquired the Chateau, and again in 2004 when it changed hands to Pierre Narboni and family. When Godin stepped in in 1998, he completely renovated the cellar and began combining modern winemaking techniques with age-old traditions. It was at this time that Château Peyrat-Fourthon began producing very sophisticated, elegant wines that gained recognition and high ratings from wine critics and industry experts. However, quality was taken to an even higher level once Pierre Narboni took the helm. Not only did Narboni acquire adjoining land and expand the vineyards to nearly 60 acres, but he is also on track to produce 100% organic wines by 2024.
Pierre Narboni is dedicated to enhancing everything around the Château Peyrat-Fourthon property and making the winery one of the great destinations in the Haut-Médoc. Most recently, the winery gained a “Cru Bourgeois Supérieur” classification, meaning that the last five vintages from Peyrat-Fourthon have been blind tasted by a panel of judges and deemed excellent examples of the Haut Médoc region - an impressive feat to say the least. We are proud to share one of this winery’s latest achievements with our members. Please enjoy!