Christophe Congé named as the new managing director of the Château Lafon-Rochet
Christophe Congé has been appointed as Managing Director of Saint-Estèphe fourth growth, the Château
Having studied oenology in Bordeaux, Christophe started his career at Château Doisy Daëne in Barsac, before joining Domaines Barons de Rothschild in 1999. He has since held the role of Oenologist and Wine Operations Manager across
Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Duhart Milon for over 22 years.
As Château Lafon-Rochet’s new Managing Director, Christophe will work closely with Emmanuel Cruse, Director of
Vignobles Cruse-Lorenzetti, whose property stable includes Saint-Estèphe’s Château Lilian Ladouys (Cru Bourgeois
Exceptionnel), Pauillac fifth growth Château Pédesclaux, and Margaux third growth Château d’Issan.
Vignobles Cruse-Lorenzetti acquired Château Lafon-Rochet from the Tesseron family in December 2021.
“After acquiring this exceptional terroir, it quickly became obvious that, like the Tesserons, our commitment to Bordeaux winemaking is deeply rooted in our family’s DNA. The latest development at Lafon-Rochet illustrates our devotion to guide each of our properties down its own path to excellence. We pursue with enthusiasm outstanding quality across all of our vineyards, which, despite their geographical differences, are linked by this ambition.” (Jacky Lorenzetti)
“We are thrilled to entrust the Directorship of Lafon-Rochet to Christophe Congé who, given his experience and knowledge of the great terroirs of the Médoc, will be able to help us in expressing the best of this beautiful vineyard.” (Emmanuel Cruse)