Graves Wine Classification

The 16 best Graves terroirs, located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, were first classified in 1953 and then in 1959. Started by the Sydicat de Défense de l’Appellation Graves (the Graves Appellation Union), it was then entrusted by the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) to a broker commission. Their mission was to form the classification based on wines with “consistently high market prices”.

Red and white wines

In the 17th century, the terroir in Graves was found to be exceptional for producing quality wine. This family of crus is made up of 16 domains and has the particularity of producing both red and white wines. The Graves classification doesn’t have a hierarchy, all of the domains included being considered on the same level. Note that Château Haut-Brion is also featured in this classification as well as that from 1855, as a Premier Cru Classé.

The Graves Crus Classés cover more than 500 hectares, all grouped within the area of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The domains are classified as follows:

Red crus classés

Wine name Classment Domain

Château Bouscaut

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Bouscaut

Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Carbonnieux

Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Domaine De Chevalier

Château de Fieuzal

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château de Fieuzal

Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Haut-Bailly

Château Latour-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Latour-Martillac

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Malartic-Lagravière

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château La Mission Haut Brion

Château Olivier

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Olivier

Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Pape Clément

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Château La Tour Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château La Tour Haut-Brion

White crus classés

Wine name Classment Domain

Château Bouscaut

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Bouscaut

Château Carbonnieux

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Carbonnieux

Couhins

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Couhins

Château Couhins-Lurton

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Couhins-Lurton

Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Domaine De Chevalier

Château Latour-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Latour-Martillac

Château Laville Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Laville Haut-Brion

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Malartic-Lagravière

Château Olivier

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Olivier

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Pessac-Léognan - Graves
Cru Classé de Graves Château Smith Haut Lafitte