Organic & Biodynamic
As early as 1766 Château Guiraud, breaking with cultural traditions, proclaiming its political difference, and on a constant quest for prestige, was already juggling between anticonformism and innovation. The Guiraud family of merchants, founders of the modern estate, built up an atmosphere of mystery around Château Guiraud. The Protestant chapel was a proclamation of the family’s religious beliefs and their faith at a time when all around them looked towards Rome. Since that time the property has borne the name Chateau Guiraud and proudly displays a black label that sacralizes the family's Protestant and Republican values. This black label is one of the oldest in the Bordeaux region and has remained unchanged since its creation. Within three generations the property was to become a prestigious Grand Cru, being consecrated Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855 in the classification ordered by the Emperor Napoleon III.
Château is in many ways a forerunner and employs environment-friendly processes that are 100% natural. We have planted hedges made up of different plant species, the soil between the rows of our vines are naturally grassed over, nesting sites for birds are protected, and special nesting "hives" have been installed to encourage the presence of pollinating insects. All this illustrates our desire to preserve the local biodiversity and promote ecological methods.
STEPHAN VON NEIPPERG - Winemaker
Co-owner of Château Guiraud, undeniably inherited the family viticultural fibre. He runs, among others, Château Canon La Gaffelière and Château La Mondotte, both Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Emilion.
- The 2020 has yet to be reviewed, but the 2019 received a rating of 92-94 from The Wine Advocate . . . expect more of the same from this outstanding producer. Always a can’t miss dry white from this
Sauternes Grand Cru producer.