Since everything comes from the soil, we at Château Smith Haut Lafitte do our utmost
to respect nature both in the vineyard (biodiversity) and the cellar.
While I obviously rely on my training as an agricultural engineer and oenologist, I also listen to my intuition and trust the experience of workers with many years of experience...Fabien Teitgen
We do all we can to enhance microbial life by adding our own organic compost and protect the soil by planting hedges and trees. In addition, there are beehives on the estate and we plough the white wine vineyard’s fragile slopes with a horse. Maintaining wooded areas and hedges not only embellishes the countryside, but also enhances the harmony we unceasingly seek with nature: “winegrowers are landscape architects”.
Château Smith Haut Lafitte plants vines propagated from our vineyards thanks to our very own vine nursery on Ile de Lalande. This island location and protected ecosystem enables us to maintain the vine’s genetic diversity as well as the complexity of our wines.