The family presiding over Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s destiny is at the midst of a great entrepreneurial adventure. Adjoined to this Graves grand cru classé, Les Sources de Caudalie is one of only 24 French establishments in its category and the only one located in the heart of a wine estate. It is home to two restaurants, one of which has two Michelin stars, while the spa promotes the benefits of “vinotherapy” and products from the Caudalie laboratory.
The wine growing element is just as accessible to the public with a large range of tours and tastings on offer, from exploring the cellars, the fermenting room and the traditional cooperage to sharing in the daily life of a vineyard manager: an opportunity to go deep into the new technologies used in wine cultivation, known here as “bio-precision”.
Tours end with the "Senses Forest”, which invites visitors onto a bucolic and sensitive journey through animal enclosures, fragrance-filled gardens and forests spread over eight hectares, punctuated with works of art that have been conceived or adapted in-situ. These works were intended as an opportunity for young, contemporary artists- often from Bordeaux- to express themselves in response to the pieces by international artists that surround Château Smith Haut Lafitte and Les Sources de Caudalie (César, Barry Flanagan, Huang Yong Ping, Ernesto Neto, etc.).