The vineyards are composed of 85 hectares divided into 87 parcels and located across 5 villages (Rions, Béguey, Laroque, Capian, Cardan, & Soulignac). Our vineyards feature a diversity of soils, climates, and grapes, resulting in wines that are a true reflection of all that the Entre-Deux-Mers region has to offer.
The Bordeaux region is comprised of over 100,000 hectares of vineyards divided into appellations. Château Haut-Rian is situated on the edge of the Garonne River, within the “Premières Côtes de Bordeaux” appellation (Khaki Zone). Our white wine parcels are located in the “Entre-Deux-Mers” (Green Zone), 20 kilometers inland.*
Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon are especially partial to the clay-limestone soils situated at the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers.
All of our red grapes come from parcels within the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, situated on the sunny, sloping hillsides of the Garonne River’s right bank. Close enough for the vines to enjoy the view without getting their feet wet. The soils are mostly clay-limestone, with ridges of gravel and sandy-clay soils.
We use traditional equipment to vinify our estate-grown fruit.
*Please Note: the Entre-Deux-Mers is only an appellation for white wines. Red grapes harvested from this area must be classified as Bordeaux Rouge.