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Château Valandraud

Château Valandraud

The Château Valandraud has an unusual history, to say the least. It's a Domaine that was built from scratch by its self-taught founder Jean-Luc Thunevin, a former banker and wine merchant in Saint-Emilion, and his wife Murielle Andraud, with passion and determination. Read more

Château Valandraud

Wanting to make wine on their own terms, they bought a 0.6-hectare plot in Saint-Emilion's Fongaban valley. The name Domaine was thus inspired by its geographical location, "Val", coupled with Muriel's surname, "andraud".

The release of their first vintage in 1991 was a success. Today, Domaine has grown to a size of 8.8 hectares, with wines born of a combination of tradition, modernity and innovation. A new, state-of-the-art semi-buried vat room, perfectly integrated into the winegrowing landscape, will be built for the 2021 harvest.

The Château Valandraud will be promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé at the 6th edition of the Saint-Emilion classification in 2012, crowning the efforts undertaken by the owners.

The Château Valandraud looks after an 8.8-hectare vineyard planted on clay-limestone soils, and the grape varieties are 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec. The wines are aged from 18 to 30 months in 100% new barrels.

The Second wine of Château is named after the owners' daughter, Virginie de Valandraud. 

The Château Valandraud offers concentrated, velvety wines with great freshness. Reflecting its history, they offer a unique personality in the world of Bordeaux grands.