Chateau Haut-Bailly is situated on the left bank of the River Garonne, south of Bordeaux ¬†in the commune of ¬†Pessac-L√©ognan ‚Äì ¬†home to all the Graves Crus Class√©s. A vineyard with 30 hectares (74 acres) of planted vines on one piece of ¬†land, it sits on a high ridge overlooking a small winding road leading from Leognan to Cadaujac. The sloping terrain is well-graded and has excellent drainage.
If great wine results from a harmonious relationship between man, the vine, and nature ‚Äì a concept the French call terroir ‚Äì the most subtle of these three elements is the soil. At Haut-Bailly, it is sandy, mixed with gravel, and rests on a subsoil of sandstone petrified with the remains of prehistoric fossil shells. All this contributes to the special character of Haut-Bailly wine.