Jean Charles Cazes - 1939
André Cazes
André Cazes
Lynch Bages
3 générations - Famille Cazes

Lynch-Bages dans l'espace
Château Cordeillan-Bages
Kinou Cazes
Marina, Jean-Charles et Jean-Michel Cazes
Jean-Charles Cazes


Having managed the property as a tenant farmer since 1933, Jean-Charles Cazes finally acquired Lynch-Bages.


Jean-Charles Cazes became the owner of Les Ormes de Pez.

The 1960s

André Cazes, who had been Mayor of Pauillac since 1951(a role he was to occupy for over 40 years) took over the management of both properties.


Jean-Michel Cazes came to help André Cazes, who was  at the same time Mayor of the city of Pauillac, wine-grower and insurance broker.


Launch of the Lynch-Bages modernisation work, which was to take fifteen years.


17 June, the astronaut Patrick Baudry carried a half-bottle of 1975 vintage Lynch-Bages on board the Discovery shuttle.


Jean-Michel Cazes took over the reins of Axa Millésimes, which he ran for fifteen years.


  • Acquisition of the Château Villa Bel Air in the Graves region.
  • Lynch-Bages 1985 designated “Wine of the Year” by the Wine Spectator magazine.


  • “La Mission Desquet”, the Lynch-Bages "Fête de la Fleur" marked the inauguration of the new facilities.
  • Creation of the Relais & Châteaux Cordeillan-Bages.


Launch of the Michel-Lynch brand.


The Relais & Châteaux Cordeillan-Bages restaurant obtained a Michelin star, under the management of Thierry Marx.


The Relais & Châteaux Cordeillan-Bages obtained its second Michelin star.


  • Creation of the trading and distribution company JM Cazes Sélection.
  • Creation of the Domaine L’Ostal Cazes.
  • The Cazes family joined forces with the Roquette family (Quinta do Crasto, Portugal) to create Roquette e Cazes, a grand vin of the Douro.
  • The “Grand concours du juge Lo” in June, a memorable "Fête de la Fleur" at Ormes de Pez, with a blind tasting beneath a grand oriental marquee.


  • Start of the renovation of the Village of Bages, opening of the “Au Baba d’Andréa” bakery.
  • Jean-Michel Cazes elected “Man of the Year” by Decanter magazine.


  • Jean-Charles Cazes took over the operational management of the family vineyards in France and overseas.
  • Acquisition of the Domaine des Sénéchaux in Châteauneuf du Pape.
  • Opening of the Café Lavinal and the Bages’ Bazaar.


The Wine Spectator magazine presented the “Distinguished Service Award” to Jean-Michel Cazes.


The village is boosted by the opening of the Boucherie de Bages.


  • The Conseil Supérieur de l’Oenotourisme awarded the “Pionnier de l’Oenotourisme” Prix d’Honneur to the Cazes family
  • The “Cercle Lynch-Bages" tasting school set up in the village of Bages


  • Jean-Michel Cazes received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Institute of Masters of wine for his contributions to the global wine community
  • Creation of Lynch-Bages & Cie, a business dedicated to tourism, œnology and gastronomy.
  • The Revue du vin de France magazine awarded the “Meilleur Accueil dans le Vignoble” prize to Lynch-Bages and to the village de Bages for the best vineyard visitor experience.


In a continuous quest for quality and innovation, Jean-Charles Cazes brings VINIV and the novel concept of small lot custom winemaking to the village of Bages, under the direction of its' founder Stephen Bolger.


VINIV received the Innovation Award from the Revue des vins de France magazine.


Lynch-Bages & Cie wins “International Best of Wine Tourism” competition. This award designates the best representatives of excellence in wine tourism throughout eigth member regions in the world.