Chateau Lezongars

Producer Information

  • Wine region:  Bordeaux: Entre-Deux-Mers

Producer Description

Winery Information

Average Case Production: Red:15 000, white:3 000
Area of Vineyard: 45 Hectares
Wines: Premières côtes de Bordeaux rouge, Bordeaux blanc sec, Bordeaux rose & sauternes
Affiliated Labels: Chateau de roques, Chateau reine carbonnieu
Countries Exported: England, Scotland, Holland, Canada, USA, Japan, Bahamas, Belgium, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark
Owner: S.C. Chateau Lezongars
Number of Employees: 6
Key Personnel: Philip Iles - Managing Director
Russell Iles - Director
Samuel Mestre - Wine maker & Cellar master
Michel Puzio - Consultant oenologist
Buy Direct: Yes
Mail Order:

Château Lezongars was acquired by an English family in 1998, who have since embarked on an ambitious plan of investment with the simple aim of making the best wines possible from the extraordinary terroir that constitutes the vineyard.

Although the vineyard is predominantly a red wine domaine; AOC Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, we also make a Premium Bordeaux Blanc Sec vinified and aged in oak, a Bordeaux Blanc Sec Sauvignon, a Bordeaux Rosé Merlot and also a small quality Sauternes from the hectare situated in that Appellation; a total production of approximately 200,000 bottles a year. The production includes two chateau names, the simple difference being style of wines, Chateau Lezongars and Chateau de Roques;
  • L'Enclos du Château Lezongars, 1eres Cotes de Bordeaux

  • Château Lezongars, 1eres Cotes de Bordeaux

  • Château de Roques, 1eres Cotes de Bordeaux

  • Château de Roques, Bordeaux Blanc

  • Château de Roques, Bordeaux Rosé

  • Château Reine Carbonnieu, Sauternes

From the work in the vineyard to the making of the wines we employ the services of top consultants. All the wines are produced with a common theme of being “fruit driven” wines, which are nurtured using modern wine making techniques and methods but with a healthy respect for traditional winemaking skills pioneered in France, and revered worldwide. The wines also respect the “terroir” with which we are blessed. They are approachable when young, of excellent quality and represent excellent value for money. All these factors combine to ensure that Chateau Lezongars and Chateau de Roques are counted amongst the “New Wave” of producers in Bordeaux, turning the criticism of “unexciting and expensive Bordeaux” on its head!

Since 1998 we have won over 15 medals or citations across the wine, and much acclaim from the international wine press. In 2000 we employed the services of the Michel Puzio (of Chateau Croix de Labrie, Grand Cru St Emilion) in order to produce a Special Cuvee of red wine. This was achieved in conjunction with Jean Luc Thunevin (Chateau Valandraud) and the wine was awarded 87/88 by Robert Parker and noted as a 'sleeper of vintage' (denoting where top quality intersects with good value), the wine also attained 85-88 from the Wine Spectator, and 90/100 from Andrew Jefford, and listed as top 15 best value Bordeaux.

Contact details

Write to 33550 Villenave-de-Rions France
Telephone 05 56 72 18 06
Fax 05 56 72 31 44