Originally established by the Durfort de Duras family during the 14th century, Château Durfort-Vivens was classified as a Second Growth in the famed 1855 ranking. Today, the estate is run by Gonzague Lurton, son of Lucien Lurton, who purchased the property in 1961. Gonzague has breathed new life into the château with his knowledge of the terroir and sustainable viticulture practices. The wines for the most part have a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, most times the highest in the southern Médoc. The resulting wines are fruit-forward with sizable tannins and structure.