Chateau Camarsac

Between Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion, between two seas, on the Camarsac promontory, the 14th-century chateau “of the black prince” anchors the domain in history, even as the winery integrates modern technologies and winemaking practices. Only with the combination of know-how, technique, tradition, hard work, and passion could Thierry Lurton and his team successfully remain anchored in their terroir and history while simultaneously innovating towards a sustainable future. The vineyard extends over the communes of Camarsac, Loupes, Saint Aubin de Branne, Cabara, and Sainte-Terre. This mosaic of terroirs mirrors that of Camarsac’s multifaceted blends, creating undeniably complex wines. As a chef would present a menu tailored to the local cuisine, they attempt to create wines that reflect the unique complexity of their lands. Château Camarsac prioritizes authenticity and precision in each of their cuvees. They even feel their mission is grander than themselves: to inspire in others the desire to work faithfully in tandem with the land to bring out the quintessence of what nature has to offer.

Our Relationship

The Lurton family is one of the most respected in all of Bordeaux. They have over 15 chateaus in their portfolio of properties and some very serious Grand Cru Classe, 2nd growth, and 5th growth properties to talk about. In 2010 I was interested in expanding to Bordeaux within the portfolio and came across the opportunity to work with them... the wines are all well priced, and well made. It is also great to have access to winery direct pricing on important properties like Durfort Vivens in Margaux!

SIZE

80 hectares

PROPERTY FOUNDED

Built in 14th century

PHILOSOPHY

Traditional, sustainable

SOIL TYPES

Clay, limestone, sand, silt, gravel