Address: Château Canon La Gaffelière 33330 Saint-Emilion France
Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 24 71 33
Visits: By appointment only
Details: Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, 19.5ha, clay-limestone & clay-sand
Vineyards: Merlot Noir 55%, Cabernet Franc 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%
A leper colony once existed in the area surrounding the Château, and it is from this that Canon La Gaffelière dervies its name, ‘gaffet’ being french for leper. During the 17th century, the estate formed part of the great de Malet-Roquefort domain, but it has only really come to prominence in the last 25 years under the management of Stephen von Neipperg. Stephen’s father, Count Joseph-Hubert von Neipperg of Germany, bought the property in 1971.