Claire VILLARS LURTON is the architect of the present revival. Year after year, she has done her best to bring out the unique terroir of Château LA GURGUE in her wine. Trained by her grandfather, Jacques Merlaut, she was 25 when she took over the management of Châteaux Ferrière, Haut-Bages Libéral and La Gurgue. She then undertook a major rebuilding of the wineries of her estates. In parallel, she has worked on the enhancement of the terroir and the practice of sustainable vine growing in order to reach the highest quality. In 2006, with her husband she bought a small estate in Saint-Estèphe, endowed with a very beautiful soil: Château Domeyne. In this new quality approach, Claire is determined to pursue the challenge of reviving the prestige of her estates and to mark their identities through the expression of the terroirs.