Château Léoville Barton is a wine estate in Bordeaux and a second cru from the Bordeaux wine classification system of 1855. It is located in the village of Saint-Julien in the iconic terroir of the Médoc.
The wines have long represented 'the magic of Saint-Julien and the elegance of Barton' according to the passionate Barton family.
The castle (originally called: Langoa) on the estate was built in 1758 by Monsieur de Pontet. Vaulted cellars have been created under the private rooms where silence and tranquility reign. The most renowned wines of Léoville Barton are allowed to reach their ultimate maturity in peace in these serene cellars. After the French Revolution, and thanks to the Droit d'Aubaine (Windfall Law) in France, Hugh Barton, an Irish merchant of Bordeaux wines, fulfilled his dream of owning an estate in Bordeaux. Pierre-Bernard de Pontet sold the Langoa chateau to Hugh Barton in 1821 who renamed it 'Château Langoa Barton'.
A few years later, in 1826, Hugh also bought a quarter of the former Léoville domain. When buying what would later become Léoville Barton, Hugh had actually only bought the vineyards of the estate, because he already owned the winemaking facilities at Langoa.
The total area of the vineyards is approximately 48 ha with a plantation of cabernet sauvignon (70%), merlot (22%) and cabernet franc (8%). The average age of the vines is 28 years. The average production per year is 25,000 boxes of 12 bottles.