Château de Fargues is located in the village of Fargues de Langon, in the Sauternes appellation of Bordeaux. The Lur Saluces family have been proprietors of the estate since 1472, and enjoyed particular winegrowing acclaim in the 18th and 19th centuries when their portfolio of châteaux included Château d'Yquem, the only estate to hold Premier Cru Supérieur status in the Sauternes. The Lur Saluces family sold Yquem in 1999, and to this day Château de Fargues is often referred to as Yquem junior. The estate was originally planted to a combination of red and white grape varieties. In the 1930s, Bertrand de Lur Saluces, Alexandre’s uncle, current owner of Château de Fargues, decided to abandon the cultivation of red vines in order to devote himself exclusively to making a great Sauternes wine. He undertook a slow and expensive job to completely replant the plot in Fargues. The first vintage of Château de Fargues was produced in 1943 from vines averaging 12-years-old, and was released to the market in 1964. Today, Château de Fargues comprises 17 hectares of vineyards planted with Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc.