Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte
Wine is nothing without people, and the couple that have taken Château Smith Haut Lafitte to new heights know their stuff when it comes to ascending summits and experiencing glory: Daniel and Florence Cathiard met while on the French Olympic ski team in the 1960s. Both know that it takes years of hard work to succeed through their time in the world of elite sport. After their sporting careers came to a close, they entered the world of business - Daniel took over the family business of supermarkets upon his father's death and it grew exponentially under his leadership while also launching GO Sport, a sporting goods retailer. The pair sold their businesses in 1990 to buy Château Smith Haut Lafitte from négociant Louis Eschenauer.