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Lurton

Widely branched, French family wine-growing empire with worldwide commitment and possessions. The extended family is formed by the three brothers André (1924-2019) with seven, Dominique (*1932) with four and Lucien Lurton (1925-1992) with ten children. The mother vineyard is Château Bonnet in the Entre-deux-Mers area of Bordeaux with 240 hectares of vineyards. André and Lucien acquired numerous vineyards in the 1960s and 1970s. André's main focus was mainly Graves with the vineyards Château Couhins-Lurton, Château de Cruzeau, Château de Rochemorin and Château La Louvière. He also played a decisive role in the classification of Pessac-Léognan as a separate appellation. He prevented the urban sprawl and urbanisation of this area by purchasing large estates and revitalising them. André Lurton was also the first in Bordeaux to introduce screw caps for renowned Châteaux wines.

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