Famille J M Cazes Pauillac de Lynch Bages 2018
Famille J M Cazes Pauillac de Lynch Bages
The Cazes family has been rooted in the Medoc for generations. Most importantly, as the family has grown so has the focus on their quality wine production.
A common surname throughout the south of France, Cazes originates from the word “casa”, meaning "house”. It’s a name of travellers and emigrants. Like many others, the Cazes-family laborers from the Ariège region of southwest France left their mountains in 1875 and set up home in the Médoc. Starting as a baker in Pauillac, Jean-Charles Cazes, took charge of Lynch-Bages in 1939.
After his studies in engineering, André’s son Jean-Michel returned to Pauillac in 1973. He was accompanied by his Portuguese wife Thereza whose family came originally from Mozambique. Their marriage was officiated in Pauillac by André Cazes – at that time the mayor of the commune – was the building block of a family that became increasingly cosmopolitan. Their three Paris-born daughters, Kinou, Marina and Catherine, were soon joined by Jean-Charles, who made his entrance in Bordeaux shortly after their arrival. This family history is traced in the book Lynch-Bages & Co., a family, a wine and 52 recipes.