Perched upon the slopes of Bordeaux's historic Graves region, Chateau Haut Bailly is an ancient estate that remains visionary to this day.
Ancient archives prove that the land which makes up the estate was recognised as excellent for vine cultivation as early as 1461. Yet, the vineyard as it is known today only began to take shape in the 1530s, when the Goyaneche and Daitze families acquired and unified the best plots. Chateau Haut-Bailly passed through several hands on its ascent to greatness, but it was in the 18th century that its reputation really began to take hold. In 1872, Alcide Bellot de Minieres not only constructed the imposing stone chateau building that remains to this day, but also - in his legendary capacity as the 'King of Vintners' - pioneered a precise, science-driven approach to viticulture that led Haut-Bailly into a remarkable golden age.
The property was classified as a 'Cru Classe de Graves' in 1953, before being sold to Daniel Sanders two years later. Sanders and his son Jean recomposed the vineyard, renovated the winery, and took pains to select only grapes from the best vines for their grand vin. They succeeded in giving the wines of Haut-Bailly a unique style and reputation, and solidified its reputation on the international marketplace.