The Château’s history

In 1925, my great grandfather Antonio Subra, of Spanish origin, bought the first plots of land and developed, with his children Antoine and Daniel, an agricultural activity.

Over the years, market gardening and livestock disappeared, in favor of the vine. Then was born the Château du Garde which, through its 5 generations, grew.

 


In 2009, it was me, the great grandson, Jean-Benoît Subra, that takes over the family farm. I get specialized in viticulture and developed new techniques in the field, acquired through my travels and my experiences. It is said that a good winemaker is always dissatisfied. We are constantly looking for excellence and originality, so my work keeps going from year to year, for your pleasure and also mine because, let us not hide it, a happy winemaker is a winemaker who makes you happy. In 2014, the property obtained a new wine cellar and a new brand: Château Rauzé Lafargue, whose first elixir came out in 2015.
The property now covers 39 hectares in the appellation area of ​​Bordeaux and Côtes de Bordeaux. This development was possible thanks to family help.

I would therefore like to thank Jean-Francois and Chantal (my parents), Didier and Marie-Thérése, Jérôme and Eugenie, Thomas and Jane, my partner, as well as my friends. Thanks to your support, Château du Garde has created Great Bordeaux Wines and the next ones will, perhaps one day, be Bordeaux stars ...