From the daily archives: Monday, June 4, 2012

Lillie LangtryLillie Langtry was a flamboyant British Theater star who purchased the Guenoc property sight unseen in 1888. On her first visit, she arrived in St. Helena in her lavish Pullman railroad car. From there she embarked with a small fleet of stagecoaches carrying her entourage and paramour, Freddie Gebhard.

She proclaimed her wine was the “greatest claret in the country.” With the help of her winemaker Henri Descelles, she had 51 tons crushed her first vintage and bottled wine in unique vessels portraying her likeness on the glass.

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