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Les Vignobles André Lurton, currently one of the largest wineries in the Bordeaux region, is a family company.
André Lurton, the company's founder, is first and foremost a wine maker. For almost 70 years, he has dedicated his life to the vineyard. Today, he continues to spend his time loving and protecting the vines, as only a man born here can do.
Following a restructuring of the company in March 2012, Credit Agricole Grands Crus participated in providing increased capital to Les Vignobles AndrÃ© Lurton, anticipating a long-term relationship. This step helps ensure continuity for the family business in the years to come.
Les Vignobles André Lurton has 640 hectares of vines, planted in the best soils over 6 prestigious Bordeaux appellations in Bordeaux.
The company's head-office is at Château Bonnet in Grézillac where André Lurton was born. The red and white vineyard covers almost 300 hectares in several appellations: Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux Red and RosÃ©. For many years, Chateau Bonnetâ€™s white wines have had a long standing international reputation for their quality.
However, Les Vignobles André Lurton also includes 260 hectares of vines in Pessac-LÃ©ognan. This appellation was created by André Lurton and selectively groups the best â€˜terroirsâ€™ of the Graves region's the historical birth place of the Grands Vins de Bordeaux.
Les Vignobles André Lurton is also a partner in the management of other wineries, such as Châeau Barbe Blanche (Lussac-Saint-Emilion AOC) co-owned with AndrÃ© Magnon.
The technical excellence of the women and men of our group is deployed throughout the production process, from the management of the vineyards to wine-making techniques. They combine tradition with the latest innovations, in constant pursuit of quality and an ever-present respect for the environment.
Our technical teams are managed by three oenologists, 5 cellar masters all qualified senior technicians. These in house skills are complimented by our consultant Professor Denis Dubourdieu.
We sell approximately 4 million bottles of our wines each year. Partly through Bordeaux wine merchants but also through our dynamic commercial team who distributes our wines in the French market and through importers in 40 countries. In 2011, our turnover reached â‚¬21.8 million, of which 60% was to export markets.
Our group "Les Vignobles AndrÃ© Lurton" employs nearly 200 full-time employees in Gironde.
Producing great wine is an art. We must innovate to appeal to our customers, adapt ourselves to their needs and understand and satisfy our distributorsâ€™ demands. This requires flexibility, reactivity, expertise but also an active imagination.
It is this Culture of Excellence that motivates each team member every day at AndrÃ© Lurton Winery.
Pascal Le Faucheur ( General Director of Vignobles André Lurton)