Chateau Pessac Leognan Luchey Halde the team

PIERRE DARRIET

Estate Manager
Pierre has been working at the Château since the planting of the first vines in 2000. He started out as vineyard manager then moved on to become the Technical Manager in 2003, and has now been the Estate Manager since 2012. He manages the technical, administrative and sales teams

Likes: a well-toasted piece of bread, sharing a good bottle of wine with friends, picking boletus mushrooms or ceps.

Dislikes: salsify.

ANTONIO ABRANTES

 

Winery Operations Manager
Antonio joined us in 2015.
Bringing with him more than 20 years of experience working in vineyards and wineries and is a major asset in managing the entire technical process of winemaking. He also supervises the technical team.

Likes: sharing a bottle of wine with friends.

Dislikes: spinach.

NADÈGE GIAMARCHI

 

Sales Manager
Nadège also joined the team in 2015. She is a business school graduate and is responsible for wine sales to professionals.

Likes: homemade mashed potatoes, cooking, visiting friends.

Dislikes: insects.

MAËLLE GIRAUD

 

Finance and Administrative Manager
Maëlle has been working at Bordeaux Science Agro since 2009 and joined the Luchey-Halde team in 2015. She is responsible of the administrative and financial management of our estate.

Likes: stay in bed in the morning, a good cheeseboard with a good wine (Luchey-Halde preferably).

Dislikes: making photocopies.

DANIELLE CANTET

 

Vineyard Worker
Danielle has been working at the Château since 2003. She knows her vines very well and likes taking care of the Petits Verdots since they require so much attention.

Likes: working outdoors, animals.

Dislikes: being photographed

ETIENNE FARGE

 

Vineyard Worker / Tractor Driver
Etienne joined us after getting his National Technical Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology. He comes from a family of winegrowers and has been so immersed in winegrowing from a very young age that it has become a passion.

Likes: the wind, his green overall.

Dislikes: working under the rain.

REMI GIRAUDEAU

 

Apprentice Agricultural Engineer
After his National Technical Diploma in Viticulture and Eonology, Remi started his apprenticeship in October 2015. He divides his time between school and the Château where he is working on a project that really interests him: agro-ecology.

Likes: : nature, poetry and jazz.

Dislikes: Brussels sprouts.

Chateau Pessac Leognan Luchey Halde on site

VISITS OF THE ESTATE

We are open from the beginning of April to the end of September, Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm, for you to discover our estate. Visits with reservations, please call us at
05 56 45 97 19.

The visit starts with a trip to the vineyards where you will learn about the work carried out there and the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The next stop is the winery where we will explain the wine-making process from the harvest to the bottling.
The best part of the visit is left for the end: a tasting of two wines, one red and the other white.

Visiting Fees:
Visit plus tasting of 2 wines: €9/person
Visit only: €7/person
Group visits of more than 10 people: 5€/person

Chateau Pessac Leognan Luchey Halde gallery photo
Chateau Pessac Leognan Luchey Halde press review

THE PRESS ROOM

France 3 Aquitaine – television news from May 23, 2012
Report on Château Luchey-Halde and interview of the estate manager, Pierre Darriet
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Blog L’Heure d’été – March 14, 2013
Bordeaux: Visit of Château Luchey-Halde
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Website Wine’s up – October 26, 2011
« Château Luchey-Halde: a balance between tradition and modernity »
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Wines guide DUSSERT-GERBER
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Website SudOuest – February 22, 2011
“A new man at the head of Luchey-Halde”
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Hachette Vins
Hachette vins favourite wine for Château Luchey-Halde white 2008
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Decanter Magazine – May 6, 2011
« Pilotless drones to monitor vines »
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