The winery is located in the municipality of Bommes in the Sauternes area (Graves, Bordeaux). It was founded by Latour Blanche at the end of the 18th century. In 1815, it was taken over by Frederic Focke, a German-born wine maker who is said to have experimented with noble rotten berries. At tastings organised by the well-known German wine collector Hardy Rodenstock (1941-2018), the vintages 1747 and 1748 are said to have been recognised as noble sweet wines. This would give the winery the honour of having produced noble sweet wines even before the famous Château d'Yquem. However, this is not certain. The estate was classified as "Premier Cru Classé" (Sauternes) in the 1855 Bordeaux classification.