On July 20, 2006, Château Guiraud was purchased by 4 partners: Xavier Planty, manager and winemaker of Château Guiraud for 25 years, the Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac Leognan represented by Olivier Bernard, Stephan Von Neipperg owner of the Château Canon La Gaffelière in Saint Emilion and the Peugeot Family represented by Robert Peugeot, the famous French car maker.
The operational management between Xavier Planty, one of the most influential winemaker on botrytis studies advancement in Sauternes since twenty years, Olivier Bernard very famous for producing one of the best Graves classified growth and for his legendary enjoyment communication, and Stephan Von Neipperg one of the nice “successful story” of Saint Emilion, agronomist and winemaker, precursor for organic process (biology, biodynamic culture…), permit themselves to create a real synergy to promote and develop Château Guiraud notoriety all around the world.
Château Guiraud didn’t use any chemical and pesticides products for many years. In 2012 Château Guiraud obtained Organic Certification. They have recreated a real biodiversity thanks to natural process of culture, planting 5 km of row along the vineyard to facilitate the integrated struggle with animal Races, by privileging the genetic diversity (we graft and plant ourselves 40.000 vines per year in our greenhouse), practicing a management of natural undergrass and studying grape diversity in our Conservatory which regroup 100 different varieties. For 25 years, Château Guiraud has applied methods which contribute to the creation of a well-balanced ecosystem where varietals and living races can coexist together.