Didier Cuvelier

The Saint Julien appellation is small in size, yet big on talent. In the heart of the famed Médoc vineyard, Château Léoville Poyferré has always been one of the most prestigious estates of this terroir.
Since 1979, our family has been dedicated to a vision that leaves no room for improvisation. Every decision, every investment , is a step towards ultimate quality, one that makes a simple wine an exceptional one, recognized as a Second Classified Growth in 1855.

Didier Cuvelier



Unwavering loyalty to its origins

The origin of the estate dates back to 1638. At that time, Léoville was the largest domain in the Médoc. Since then, it has been fragmented over time and generations.
The legacy of the grand vin of Léoville Poyferré began in 1840, consecrated as a Second Classified Growth fifteen years later. Didier Cuvelier has presided over the destiny of this gem since 1979.


Terroir and vinification

Precise, meticulous orchestration

Between Margaux and Pauillac on the left bank of the Gironde Estuary, Saint-Julien is a small appellation of 920 hectares. As far as the eye can see, the land is covered with pebbles that naturally regulate soil temperature. Gravel, sand and clay are the other components of this geological alchemy, the result of sedimentary deposits by the Garonne in the Quaternary period. The vineyards of the appellation stretch over gravelly ridges that have been finely chiseled by erosion and designed to promote excellent drainage. Man could not have done better.


Visits and tastings

The art of hospitality

Léoville Poyferré offers tailor-made visits and tastings for novices and enlightened tasters alike.

Léoville Poyferré has a superb reception room, both modern and functional, ideal for organizing your gala dinners, seminars and weddings.

You can have a look at our reception hall through the virtual visit below.


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Tour and tasting by appointment

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Panoramique tasting and tour

The pleasure of discovering the great wines of our terroir.

Enjoy a presentation of the vineyard followed by a guided tour of the vat room and cellars. Your tour culminates with a tasting of three estate wines, each with its own singular character.

Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré 2013, Château Moulin Riche 2011, Château Léoville Poyferré 2012.

Duration: 1 hour 15. By appointment.
15 euros per person. (Tour and tasting)

All vintages are subject to availability.

Éclairée tasting and tour

Enhance your pleasure by perfecting your tasting technique.

Guided step-by-step, you will better perceive the qualities and characteristics of our nectar. Paired with dark chocolate, this experience is sure to delight your taste buds.

Château Léoville Poyferré barrel sample, Château Léoville Poyferré 2012 and 2005.

Duration: 1 hour 30. By appointment.
30 euros per person. (Tour and tasting)

All vintages are subject to availability.

Finesse tasting and tour

Discover the harmonious expression of an exceptional terroir, a style, and the unique character of each vintage.

This mini-vertical of wines fashioned by our talented winemaking team is accompanied by specially selected artisan cheeses, revealing an affinity of flavors.

Château Léoville Poyferré 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Duration: 1 hour 30. By appointment.
40 euros per person. (Tour and tasting)

All vintages are subject to availability.