The 1959 Classification of Graves, Bordeaux Wine

The 1959 Classification of Graves, Bordeaux Wine

The 1855 Classification of Bordeaux did not include any wines from the Graves appellation, with the exception of Chateau Haut-Brion.  Therefore, in 1959, the  Graves created their own classification system based on the pricing, fame, and the quality of the wines at the time.  

In total, 23 wines from 16 chateaux were included in the classification of Graves.  Both red and white wine was classified, and all from the Pessac-Léognan sub-region of the Graves.

Grand Cru Classé de Graves (Red Wine)

Chateau Bouscaut
Chateau Carbonnieux
Chateau de Fieuzal
Chateau Haut-Bailly
Chateau Haut-Brion
Chateau La Mission-Haut-Brion
Chateau La Tour-Haut-Brion
Chateau La Tour-Martillac
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere
Chateau d'Olivier
Chateau d'Olivier Blanc
Chateau Pape-Clement
Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte
Domaine de Chevalier

Grand Cru Classé de Graves (White Wine)

Chateau Bouscaut Blanc
Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc
Chateau Couhins
Chateau Couhins-Lurton
Chateau Haut-Brion Blanc
Chateau La Tour-Martillac Blanc
Chateau Laville-Haut-Brion
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc