Second Grand Cru Classé and belonging to the Margaux appellation, the Château Durfort-Vivens was founded in the 14th century by the Durfort de Duras family and remained in the family until the 19th century. The second part of the name comes from the Viscount of Vivens who led the estate in its heyday in the 1950s.
In 1961, Lucien Lurton acquired the Château. Today his son, Gonzague, holds the reins of the 55-hectare vineyard. His approach to respecting the environment is reflected particularly by green harvesting, ploughing, integrated pest control and ageing in barrels. Gonzague Lurton makes every effort to let the wine express its quality and typical characteristics, permanently seeking the perfect balance between the vine and the terroir.