Haut-Rian is located in Rions, 30 km from Bordeaux. During the last two decades, Château Haut-Rian has expanded under the care of Michel and Isabelle Dietrich. Michel comes from an Alsatian wine growing family and graduated from the School of Beaune and University of Oenology of Bordeaux. His wife Isabelle belongs to a family of wine growers in Reims, Champagne. From 1981-1987, Michel worked in Australia as director and oenologist for Remy Martin Vineyards. All vineyards of Haut-Rian are sloped facing southeast and are primarily limestone soils with gravel. The top slopes overlook the Garonne Valley. They have 80 hectares with 35% Sauvignon Blanc and 65% Semillon.