estate was established in the mid-19th century by Monsieur Raymond-Lafon.
Château Raymond-Lafon was not able to be distinguished
by the 1855 classification ( at the time, Château Raymond-Lafon
was only five years old). It has always been recognized as on
greatest wines of its appellation. At the turn of the century,
Monsieur Louis Pontallier inherited the estate, and his family
ensured its famed continuity.
Francine and Pierre Meslier acquired the Château. An agricultural
engineer from Montpellier, Pierre Meslier was able to apply his
considerable experience with Sauternes wines to the agricultural
running of his vineyard as well as to the vinification and the
maturing in barrel of the wines of Château Raymond-Lafon.
As for Francine Meslier, a vital participant in the estate's
history, she took over the day-to-day management of the château.
1990, their children Marie-Françoise, Charles-Henri, and
Jean-Pierre have continued their parents' work.