Chateau Lafon-Rochet is located in the Saint-Estèphe region of Bordeaux. Today there are 45 hectares of vineyards here, of which 40 hectares surround the château, while the remaining 5 hectares lie in a single plot approximately 1 kilometer to the north. The vineyards around the château sit on a plateau which they share with the vineyards of Cos d’Estournel and Cos Labory.
Lafon-Rochet’s history dates back to the 17th century. The property was then known as the Domaine Rochet and belonged to Antoinette Guillemotes who renamed the estate Château Lafon-Rochet after her marriage with Etienne de Lafon. The Tesseron family took over the estate in 1960. When in 1960 Guy Tesseron, a master of old Cognac, took over the property, he had to start from scratch and rebuild the whole property. Thus began Chateau Lafon Rochet’s rebirth.