SEBASTIAN RILEY-SMITH INTERVIEWS
LEADING FIGURES FROM THE GREAT
WINE HOUSES OF THE WORLD
Anthony Barton
Château Leoville Barton
Château Léoville-Barton was once part of the 
vast Léoville estate and was 
purchased by Hugh Barton in 1826. 
It is still owned by the Barton family, 
of Irish descent, and the current 
owner, Anthony Barton, began 
running the estate in 1983 along 
with its sister property Château 
Langoa-Barton. The previous owner 
was Anthony’s uncle Ronald, who 
died in 1986. These two St. Julien 
properties enjoy the longest 
continuous duration of ownership 
by one family out of all the current 
proprietors in Bordeaux.