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Home > News > Events > André Lurton celebrates his 90th birthday. Happy birthday!
17 Nov 2014

André Lurton celebrates his 90th birthday. Happy birthday!

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Château de Rochemorin, in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, was the scene of an unusual event on the 24th of October at this year's gerbaude (the traditional meal at the end of the harvest in Bordeaux).

 All the employees of Vignobles André Lurton showed up to honour the company's president, Monsieur André Lurton.

In a convivial atmosphere full of good humour, everyone celebrated a grand occasion: the 90th birthday of this key figure in Bordeaux wine. Born at Château Bonnet in the Entre-Deux-Mers on the 4th of October 1924, André Lurton fell in love with the Graves in 1965 and was instrumental in the creation of the Pessac-Léognan appellation in 1987. He devoted his life to protecting prime vineyard land in danger of being gobbled up by urban sprawl. 

André Lurton's life has been very full and, as he likes to say in the many speeches he makes at winegrowers' associations (with which he has been greatly involved):

"Everything happened very quickly but, in the last analysis, we all had a very good time"

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