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Home > News > Events > Passing of M. André Lurton
17 May 2019

Passing of M. André Lurton

It is with deep sorrow that the Lurton family, relatives, and all of the teams at Vignobles André Lurton announce the passing of Mr. André Lurton on Thursday the 16th of May 2019.

André Lurton

This resistance fighter and great defender of the Bordeaux wine region who devoted his entire life to winemaking sadly passed away this morning in his beloved Château Bonnet in Grézillac, in the heart of the estate where he was born in 1924.

 An exceptional visionary and tireless entrepreneur, André Lurton was the man behind the fine dry white wines of the Entre-deux-Mers region, founder of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, and mayor of the commune of Grézillac for over forty years.

 As President of Vignobles André Lurton, he was committed to sharing his expertise and passion for his estates, wines, and great Bordeaux terroirs with his employees, friends, and loyal customers.

 The funeral will take place on Monday the 20th of May 2019 at 2.15pm in Notre-Dame de Grézillac Church.

Pascal Le Faucheur
Vignobles André Lurton General Director