The history of Haut-Bacalan traces back to 1726. It is located in the prestigious town of Pessac, near Bordeaux. In 1726, Charles Louis of Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, acquired the estate with his friend and colleague Sarrau de Boynet from the Bordeaux Academy. Charles Louis sold the property in 1748 to Mr Bacalan.
The Vineyards of Haut-Bacalan
The vineyards of Haut-Bacalan covers an area of 30 hectares. The minimum plantation density is 6500 vines/ha. The authorized yield is 48 hl/ha for the whites and 45 hl/ha for the reds. They plant Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carmenere. For white wines, their grape varieties include Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle. Traditions and ancestral winemaking techniques are used at Haut-Bacalan to respect the terroir and Mother Nature.
Enjoy a Great Wine Experience at Haut-Bacalan
Explore different wines at Haut-Bacalan and plan your next trip to the winery. A guide will welcome you and tell you about the history of the castle’s estate from the very beginning. You will visit the cellar to see the winemaking techniques and production of their premium wines. You will taste several wines that you can also buy directly at the property. Be sure you book your visit in advance for an enjoyable experience.