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Chateau Prieure Lichine

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Margaux Wine Tours
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1855 Grand Cru Classe – 4th Growth

The history of wine production at Chateau Prieure Lichine started in the 12th century when the monks of the Priory of Cantenac (prieure) made their well-regarded white wines.

Alexis Lichine, a wine merchant of Russian and American descent known as “Pope of Wine” acquired the chateau in 1951 and added his name to the chateau two years later. During 50 years of ownership by the Lichine family, the chateau added new plots, modernized its cellars, and renovated the monks living quarters.

Today, the chateau is owned by the Ballande family, who permanently reside in New Caledonia.

The chateau has an interesting history, the new vat room of the chateau is one of the best I have seen, and the wines are excellent.


Open from Monday to Saturday, holidays included, from 9 am to 12.30 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm.

The chateau offers a very interesting expanded program of visits, tastings, and workshops.

Besides a guided tour of the historic Bordeaux chateau, you can come just for a tasting in one of the best tasting rooms in Bordeaux.

At the chateau, you can taste Margaux and Haut Medoc reds as well as white which is rare for the Medoc region.

Make an appointment to visit the chateau.

Red wines

Chateau Prieure Lichine, Margaux
Confidences de Prieure Lichine, Margaux
Le Clocher du Prieure Lichine, Haut-Medoc

White wines

Le Blanc du Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Bordeaux white

Grape varieties

55% Cabernet Sauvignon
40% Merlot
5% Petit Verdot

Best years
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2000
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