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Home > News > Events > André Lurton, officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour
24 Sep 2013

André Lurton, officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour

Légion d'honneur

Promoted to the rank of officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour in July of this year, André Lurton was recently personally awarded this prestigious medal by Stéphane Le Foll, the French Minister of Agriculture.

Stéphane Le Foll et André Lurton
 

Minister Le Foll – accompanied by Alain Rousset (President of the Aquitaine region), Senator Gérard César, several members of parliament (Marie Récalde, Gilles Savary, etc.), and members of the Gironde General Council – bestowed this distinction on 24 September 2013 at Château La Louvière in Léognan in homage to André Lurton, founder of the Pessac-Léognan appellation and staunch defender of winegrowing terroirs in Bordeaux. 

A hundred guests, including numerous fellow winegrowers and key representatives of the wine industry, attended the event.

 
 
Stéphane Le Foll et Pascal Le Faucheur

The ceremony was followed by a convivial light buffet on the château grounds, where everyone congratulated the happy recipient of this prestigious honour. 

légion d'honneur André Lurton
légion d'honneur André Lurton
légion d'honneur André Lurton
légion d'honneur André Lurton
légion d'honneur André Lurton
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