Mr. Clarence Dillon, an eminent American financier, visited Bordeaux in 1934. He fell under the spell of Château Haut-Brion and recognized the unique opportunity of acquiring such a legendary estate: He had discovered a precious jewel waiting to shine once again. Although famous for centuries, Haut-Brion was going through difficult times. Mr. Clarence Dillon purchased the estate in 1935 and this was the beginning of his family’s long commitment and dedication to this famous château, as well as to the wines of Bordeaux.Every improvement and innovation since then has been by a love of perfection. Château Haut-Brion has remained worthy of its noble heritage. In 1983, the Dillon family acquired the neighboring Saint-Emillion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Since the 2011 vintage, the company proudly represents one of the finest wines from Saint Émilion: Chateau Quintus. Today, Domaine Clarence Dillon, has the unique privilege of producing five rare and exceptional estate wines of unequalled reputation-- as well as their second wines. Domaine Clarence Dillon’s expertise, founded on five centuries of history, is reflected in every wine produced by the estate. In 2005, Dillon’s great-grandson, Prince Robert de Luxembourg, established Clarence Dillon Wines to produce and sell the first premium brand wine in Bordeaux, (with its name inspired by Clarence Dillon’s name) “Clarendelle”.