Chateau Lagrange's history may stretch back to medieval times, but it was in the 19th century that it rose to become one of Bordeaux's best-known estates.
Chateau Lagrange, like many chateaux in the region, has a somewhat rocky history. The 19th and 20th centuries saw it survive economic depressions, world wars, and outbreaks of phylloxera in the vineyards. It passed through many hands before being sold to the Suntory group in 1983 who, recognising its potential to regain its former prestigious status, invested heavily in restoring Chateau Lagrange to glory. Famed oenologist Emile Peynaud was appointed consultant of the estate, and the team operated under the direction of Marcel Ducasse.
Today, the estate boasts the largest single vineyard amongst classified estates in the Medoc, spanning over 280 acres. Typically for the region, the majority of plantings are Cabernet Sauvignon (around 65%), with the remaining vines made up of Merlot and Petit Verdot, and some white varieties in a separate, smaller vineyard. Three wines are produced on the estate: an eponymous grand vin; a second wine called 'Les Fiefs de Lagrange'; and, since 1997, a white wine called Les Arums de Lagrange.