Smith Haut Lafitte's 78 hectares of vines grow on a thick layer of Gunzian gravels. This "Cru Classé" estate has been totally renovated by Daniel and Florence Cathiard. The improvements they made in viticulture and winemaking have brought the estate to the peak of perfection. The Château has its own weather station, CO2 recycling process and cooperage, and owns a unique place to experience the "French Art de vivre": the luxury hotel Les Sources de Caudalie and its restaurants and the Caudalie Vinotherapy Spa.
Located 20 minutes from the Bordeaux city center, train station and airport, Château Smith Haut Lafitte will unveil itself for you. Discover its 16th century tower, its underground cellar where 1000 barrels are resting and its cooperage through a selection of exclusive workshops.
Open 7 days a week by appointment
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