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Château Haut-Bailly is a Cru Classé in Graves, at the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. Founded in the 17th century, for more than four centuries this Château has stood over a 30-hectare vineyard in a single stretch, planted on a bed of sandy and gravelly soil. Elisabeth and Robert Wilmers took over the estate in 1998 with a strong commitment to furthering a policy to produce the highest quality, the same policy that had established the reputation of the Cru as one of the finest Bordeaux wines of the 19th century. Its unique terroir adds exceptional consistency and style of great elegance, combining finesse and concentration, suppleness and structure.
Since 1998, Elisabeth and Robert Wilmers have given Château Haut-Bailly the cultural scope that it deserves. They are part of the Friends of the Pompidou Centre Association and also the Friends of the CAPC (Centre of Contemporary Visual Arts) Association in Bordeaux, of which Robert was chairman from 2009 to 2012. The Château is also a patron of the Opéra National de Bordeaux and FRAC Aquitaine.
Providing support for La Cité du Vin is fully in keeping with these commitments. Bringing together the cultural and winegrowing aspects of the city and the region, La Cité du Vin will personify the innovative and universal City of Bordeaux. This is a vision and an ambition shared by the owners of Château Haut-Bailly for the area and the region. In addition to his financial support as a patron, Robert Wilmers is contributing as Chairman of the American Friends of La Cité du Vin.