The home property of the Lur-Saluces family, formerly owners of Château d'Yquem, Fargues produces extraordinarily unctuous, honeyed wines from tiny vine yields. On average, only 8 hl/ha are harvested from the 15 hectare vineyard. Current varietal distribution is 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Fargues slipped under the cracks during the classification of 1855, which occurred during a period when the estate was serving primarily agricultural purposes, with limited cultivation of red varietals. Dedicated sweet wine production began to occur in earnest in the 1930s, but this doesn't mean the Barsac estate has little history: the foundations for the Château were laid in 1306.