Ancient records show the first vines being planted here in 1426 and producing wine since 1521, making Château Haut Brion the oldest, continuously working winery in Bordeaux. Classified as a First Growth in the 1855 Classification, and located in the town of Pessac, it is the only wine to be classified outside the Medoc and Sauternes. The Château was bought by American banker Clarence Douglas Dillon in 1935 and has been run by his family ever since (one three properties the family manages) including Prince Robert of Luxembourg who now acts as Director. The Château’s soils are characterized by very deep gravel and clay, making it the perfect home for the red varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a splash of Petit Verdot as well as the white varietals Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. With its rich history, full of pedigree and distinction, Château Haut Brion is one of the most prized, highly sought-after wines in all the world.