Chateau Laroque
France - Bordeaux

Château Laroque, with its mighty 12th century tower ("Tours" in French), is an imposing feature in the Saint-Emilion area. Located to the south of the village of Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, the estate appears as a defensive stronghold watching over Saint Emilion. Built on a plateau of limestone rock, from which the estate took its name, this outstanding location has been owned by several families, each one of them making their contribution and imparting an added touch of soul to the place.

The restoration of the cellars carried out in the 19th century was the work of Maurice Dufaure de Rochefort, a keen enthusiast of Saint-Emilion wines. Once the new cellars had been completed, he refocused the economic activity of Château Laroque solely on vine-growing.


Producer Details
12th Century
Wine Production Area
France - Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
151 acres (61 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
Average age of 50 years