In 1694, Baron Jacques de Longueville – the son of Bernard de Pichon and Anne Daffis de Longueville – married Therese des Mesures de Rauzan. A part of Therese’s dowry was the St Lambert estate that her father had planted with vines and began to produce quality wine. After a tricky period negotiating the survival of the Chateau through the French Revolution, the estate was divided in two in 1850: one half owned by Baron Raoul Pichon de Longueville became the Pichon Baron estate, and the other half belonged to the Baron’s three sisters and became Pichon Comtesse. Baron Raoul commissioned the building of an imposing renaissance style chateau in 1851, which remains at the heart of the estate today. In 1855, Pichon Baron was classified as a Second Grand Cru Classe and continued to be run by the Pichon de Longueville family for several generations.

Like many chateaux in Bordeaux, Pichon Baron was sold in the interwar period and was purchased by Jean Bouteiller, who invested in and built up the estate’s reputation for producing fine wine. Following his death in 1961, the Chateau was leaderless as with little investment made at the estate, Pichon Baron’s lauded status began to fall away in the 1970s and 80s.

A new era for the estate came around in 1987 when the AXA Millesimes insurance group purchased the estate with Jean Michel Cazes, the owner of Chateau Lynch Bages. Great investment was made at Pichon Baron; the chai was rebuilt to award winning standards, the latest winemaking equipment and technology installed and Pichon Baron was transformed into a showcase estate. In 2000, Christian Seely took over as general manager from Cazes.

Chateau Pichon Baron has 73 hectares of vineyards of which 70% are Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% are Merlot and 5% are Cabernet Franc. The estate itself lies adjacent to Chateau Latour and is situated upon deep gravel soils. Their Grand Vin is a wine honed by a high percentage of new oak, which influences and lifts the cassis, truffle and spicy characters of the fruit while taming the tannins. The estate’s second wine was introduced in 1986 and is called Les Tourelles de Longueville.

Available Wines

2021 Chateau Pichon Baron 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 3x75cl

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£330/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur

2023 Chateau Pichon Baron 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

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£617/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Chateau Pichon Baron 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 3x150cl

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£627/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026

2023 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron, Pauillac 6x75cl

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£172/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Future ArrivalETA to UK address: Aug 2026