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Bordeaux and the Wine Country Sights

Château Lafite-Rothschild

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

Lafite-Rothschild is among the most resonant names in the wine world. Even by the giddy standards of the Médoc, Lafite—owned by the Rothschild family since 1868 and a recorded producer since 1234—is a temple of wine making at its most memorable. Prices may be sky-high, but no one fortunate enough to sample one of the classic vintages will forget the experience in a hurry. Too bad you can't visit the family château on the grounds—its rooms are the defining examples

of le style Rothschild, one of the most opulent styles of 19th-century interior decoration.

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Sight Information

Address:

Pauillac, 33250, France

Phone:

/05–56–59–26–83

Website: www.lafite.com

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Nov.–July, by appointment only at 2 and 3:30; reserve at least 2 wks in advance

Updated 04/09/2014

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