44th Annual l’Eté du Vin Guest of Honor

Owner and General Manager of Barton Family Wines, Damien Barton Sartorius is part of the 10th generation in the Barton wine dynasty that began in 1722, when Thomas Barton, a native of Ireland, landed on the quays of Bordeaux. Along with his sister Mélanie Barton Sartorius they are proud to be the next generation of this tight-knit family business.

Damien began his studies with a BTS technical diploma in viticulture and oenology, going on to obtain a degree in administrative management and a Masters in management at the Kedge Business School. He graduated in Commerce and International Business in 2016. With his dynamic personality and passion for wine, Damien shares his time between the three family properties and other innovative wine-producing projects. He is particularly involved in the commercialization of Château Langoa Barton.

Beyond his passion for the wine world, Damien is a sports and model aircraft enthusiast. He is a keen competitor, participating in the French Championship in 2012 and regularly embracing the challenges of competitions both in France and abroad.

Barton Family Wines | Elegance of the heart since 1722
Since their arrival in France, the Barton family have worked with respect for local traditions, fashioning true Bordeaux fine wines noted for their elegance and finesse.

Château Léoville Barton
The Barton family’s passion for wine is reflected in the elegance and consistency of Château Léoville Barton. The 50-hectare vineyard of Leoville Barton lies within the iconic terroir of Saint Julien in the Médoc,  situated on the left bank of the Gironde estuary. Léoville Barton already belonged to the Barton family when it was classified as a 2nd Grand Cru Classé Saint-Julien in the 1855 classification. Along with Mouton-Rothschild, the family is proud to be the longest-standing family of winemakers in Bordeaux.

Château Langoa Barton
Since 1821, generation upon generation of the Barton family have written the chapters of Château Langoa Barton. Owners to this day of the renowned Bordeaux property, awarded Grand Cru Classé status in 1855, Saint Julien is where the roots and the heart of the Barton spirit can be felt.

In 1722 Thomas Barton left his native Ireland to settle in Bordeaux, later founding a wine merchant company – that still bears the name Barton today. In 1821 his grandson, Hugh Barton, purchased Château Langoa, an elegant residence built in 1758. He was seduced by the architecture and its 20 hectares of vines planted in the Saint-Julien appellation. His passion and pride in his wine were only to grow when he saw Langoa awarded the rank of “Third Classified Growth” in the historic 1855 classification.