Château Leoville Poyferre’s distinguished story began in 1638 when it was part of a vineyard called Mont-Moytie, one of the Medoc’s first historic estates, alongside Châteaux Margaux, La Fitte and Calon.
Alexandre de Gascq-Leoville acquired the estate in 1740 and revamped vineyards, cellars and changed the name to Château Leoville. The estate became the largest vineyard in the Medoc at 120 hectares, a quarter of which was sold off in 1826 to give birth to Leoville Barton. The remaining was subsequently inherited within the family as Leoville Poyferre and Leoville Las Cases.
All three Leoville estates share a centuries-old legacy which was crowned by the Medoc Classification in 1855 with Second Growth status.
The Cuvelier family acquired ownership of Château Leoville Poyferre in 1921 yet it wasn’t until Didier Cuvelier took control in 1979 that the modern age began. The last three decades have seen investments and techniques that maintain Leoville Poyferre as one of St. Julien’s finest estates.
St. Julien is the smallest of the four famous appellations of the Haut Medoc, yet it has the highest percentage of classified growths at 95%. Its leading wines are known for their precision and refinement, and Leoville Poyferre is among its best. Structured and intense, in many vintages it can broach First Growth status.
Taste and discover the legacy of Château Leoville Poyferre.