François Lurton represents the 5th generation of grape growers in this large family that has been vigneron in Bordeaux since 1897.
In 1985, having finished his studies François Lurton had an initial experience as commercial and marketing director of his fathers wine company, Vignobles André Lurton.
In 1988, in partnership with his brother Jacques, they set up a consulting firm. From Moldavie to Mendoza and from Spain to Australia, they were constantly on the lookout for wine producers, wine merchants and retailers able of replying to the recurring demands of their clients such as Marks & Spencer, Tesco, , Sainsbury or other producers such as Hardys …
As a result of their endless discoveries, they chose to settle down and produce their own wines in five different countries. In 2007, they decided to reorganize their respective patrimonies and François became the major shareholder in the company, which was renamed François Lurton SA. Today he runs the company single-handedly, owns estates and produces wines in four countries : Argentina, Chile, Spain and France.
This new direction allowed him to go back to his own roots and spend more of his time in the vineyards and in the cellars so as to be even more implicated in the making of his wines, through all the stages of their production and so as to guarantee high quality levels.