Château Valandraud is the achievement reached by a wine obsessed couple, Jean Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud. After establishing a wine merchant company ”Thunevin SAS” in Saint Emilion, their wish was to own a vineyard and make their own wine.
In 1989 they turned their dream into reality by buying a small plot in the central area of Saint Emilion, between Pavie-Maquin and La Clotte. The name Valandraud is a pure creation mixing Val (as the 1st plot is based in the Fongaban Valley) and Andraud (family name of Murielle that can be traced back to 1459 in the Saint Emilion registry).
Little by little, they bought several plots of vineyards based in Saint-Emilion AOC.
In 2012 Château Valandraud was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint Emilion.
Surface in production: 7,9 hectares
Soil: clayey limestone
Grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Ageing: 28 months in new oak barrels
Production: 24,000 bottles
Bottling day: 6th August 2014