Jacques and Francois Lurton SA was founded in 1988 by two brothers, the sons of well-known Bordeaux owner Andre Lurton (Chateau Bonnet, La Louviere, Clos Fountet…etc.). Capitalizing on the considerable expertise in wine production and distribution acquired through their varied international experiences, Jacques and Francois have set up a major company to produce wine in several countries throughout the world. Their guiding principle is their conviction that it is possible to make good wines wherever vines grow in suitable conditions. The brothers maintain that overall, the improvement in the quality of wines world-wide has not kept pace with the technological progress made by many winemakers, and they are bent on improving that scenario, so that consumers can consistently find in the market the reliable, high quality wines they expect. And do they ever deliver. Presently, the “Feres Lurton” are currently producing world-class wine in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Spain, France and Uruguay. To date, Bodega Lurton in Mendoza, Argentina has been one of their most successful ventures, beginning with their first release in 1992. This brand new winery is surrounded by the Lurton’s own vineyards, totaling some 250 acres with another 250 acres waiting to be planted. These terroirs, selected for the quality of their soil, climate and proximity to pure water, were originally virgin territory, without ever having any input of chemicals. The Lurton’s continue to safeguard these properties by refusing to employ any herbicides. For the estate’s Reserva bottlings, select old vine parcels (some as old as 100 years) at neighboring estates are sourced to augment the Lurton’s more youthful vines.