Grand Cru Classé of Graves at the doors of Bordeaux

Exclusive wine experiences at Château Smith Haut Lafitte in Bordeaux, France

The owners of Château Smith Haut Lafitte have led an inspired momentum of communion with nature for 25 years. This desire for transparency is rewarded each day by the wine enthusiasts who come to discover the underground cellar, the 100 % gravity-operated vat room or the renovated cooperage.


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    

Château Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the preferred wineries on the Michel Rolland Selection

Also on Wine Paths:

Les Sources de Caudalie

La Grand'Vigne

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Key features

  • Standard wine tasting
  • Exceptional wine tasting
  • Cellar visit
  • Vineyards visit
  • Wine for sale on property
  • Gift shop
  • Michelin **
  • Wine pairing available
  • Accommodation available
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Distances from

Michel Rolland Selection

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For the last forty years, my career has taken me to four continents and to more than two hundred and fifty different wine estates around the world. I have visited exceptional vineyards and tasted extraordinary wines everywhere I have been.

Now, I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my selection of wineries with you thanks to Wine Paths, an innovative project that I am extremely enthusiastic about, for the first time ever, we can find the best wine & dine addresses in the world featured in one place. 

My selection includes some unique hidden gems as well as some renowned properties: I have chosen all of them based on the outstanding quality of their wines and services. Join me on this journey to discover the best wineries in the world’s most acclaimed wine regions.

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Michel Rolland

International Winemaker

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