Léon GALHAUD, who founded MAISON GALHAUD in 1901, was a student and assistant Professor RAVAZ (1863-1937) (University of Montpellier) Professor Ravaz was instrumental in implementing the grafting process which renewed the European and African vineyards after the phylloxera outbreak . As President of the nursery union for 30 years, Léon Galhaud developed the “greffes-soudes” vines, which were developed from the finest clone selections. He was an integral part of improving the quality and longevity of French wines.
His son, Jean-Jacques GALHAUD, sold wines from the family’s vineyards, as well as other wines from the South-West, all over the world. His main goal was to promote the AOC wines.
As a pioneer of wine marketing, he created ads, personalized bottles and received international awards and acclaim for his efforts. As owner of several domains in Saint Emilion, such as Chateau Tertre-Daugay, Chateau le Couvent (Grand Crus Classes), he was instrumental in developing the reputation of the appellation all over the world.
Jean-Francois GALHAUD, the third generation, has inherited his passion for wine from his family. He studied oenology in Bordeaux and Montpellier and has focused his efforts on being a negociant and, through Scodex Wines and Promocom, dramatically expanding the family’s export business. In 1996, he redeveloped the family estate with the help of his wife, Martine and created the GALHAUD family wines: