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Château Gruaud-Larose is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. It is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.HistoryThe property has a younger history than most of its cohorts. Its origins date to 1725 and the knight Joseph Stanislas Gruaud. The property was called Fond-Bedeau, and was administered by two Gruauds; one a priest and the other a magistrate. The magistrate, the Chevalier du Gruaud, died in 1778 and his part of the property was deeded to Joseph Sebastian de La Rose, who renamed this property Gruaud-La Rose or Gruaud-Larose. This piece was classified as a Second Growth in 1855.Control of the property was split among multiple descendants, but the property remained intact until 1867 when it was split into Château Gruaud-Larose-Sarget (after the Baron Sarget) and Château Gruaud-Larose-Faure (after Adrien Faure, who married one Sophie Bethmann, heiress to a portion of the estate).The two châteaux were reunited by the Cordier family, who purchased the Sarget piece in 1917 and the Faure piece in 1935; the château became a centerpiece of the many Cordier properties along with Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey and Château Talbot.In 1983 it was purchased by the Compagnie de Suez, and in 1993 by Alcatel-Alsthom, and in 1997 by the Taillan Group, headed by Jacques Merlaut, which owns a number of other properties, most notably Château Haut-Bages-Liberal.Chateau Gruaud Larose is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle Edition.
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chenni lAugust 13, 2017
Domaine très jolie! Un tour d'observation très moderne se marie bien avec l'environnement. La guide est très compétente, souriante et agréable. more »Very pretty area! A very modern observation tower blends well with the environment. The guide is very competent, smiling and pleasant.
Steve PJune 12, 2017
Gruaud Larose is a second classification Grand Cru so we of course had high expectations especially being winemakers ourselves. We were not to be disappointed. Having a connection with a Sonoma County... more »
Cristina JJune 6, 2017
Visitei a vinícola com 2 amigas e ficamos encantadas! A Maísa, uma mineira que trabalha lá, nos atendeu com extrema simpatia e conhecimento, explicando todo o processo de produção do vinho. Do alto de... more »I visited the winery with 2 friends and we were delighted! The Sai, a mining working there, we answered with extreme kindness and knowledge, explaining the entire process of wine production. From the top of a tower, there is a beautiful view of the vineyards of the region. Worth visiting!
Patsy CottamSeptember 8, 2016
Very beautiful and fabulous views of the area
Marshall BainJuly 3, 2016
Beautiful cellar and property, fantastic wines!
Biscoito CDOJune 7, 2016Super visit wineries, friendly guide, beautiful castle
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