the emmanuel giraud house
In 1830, Leopold and his brother Emmanuel create the Emmanuel Giraud House & Cie.
They are both associated winegrowers on their property in Pomerol Trotanoy, which comes to them from their ancestor Philippe Giraud, royal broker in Libourne.
The cellars are 10 Quai du Priourat in Libourne. They mainly market their Pomerol wine but also the wines produced on their Saint-Emilion vines from the estate of their maternal grandfather Paul Romain Chaperon.
In 1870, Savinien and Emmanuel, Léopold’s children, took over from their parents. They develop the sale of the Bordeaux Grands Crus across Europe, to individuals and in top restaurants. They are helped in this process by the growing notoriety of their Pomerol cru.
In 1900, Joseph, Emmanuel’s son and his cousin Savinien joined forces to take over the family trading business. Joseph will take over his father’s vines in Pomerol from the Trotanoy estate. It was at this time that he created his own brand “Pomerol Giraud Clos du Roy”. In 1924 my great-grandfather Joseph bought Château Corbin and continued to travel to promote his Pomerol and Saint-Emilion wines.
In 1943, his sons Alain and Emmanuel, my grandfather, took over the trading business from their father Joseph following his death.
They will mainly canvass private clients, in the North of France and Normandy, the cradle of their maternal family. In 1953, they expanded their offer with the purchase of a small property: Château Certan-Giraud in Pomerol.
In 1960, my father, Emmanuel, took over from my grandfather. He will create his own brands “Monopole Giraud”, “Baron Emmanuel” and “La Coste”, in order to offer a wider range of wines to his private customers. At that time, Châteaux Corbin and Certan-Giraud were the main grands crus offered to customers, as well as La Conseillante, the property of his in-laws, in which I am still associated today.
In 1995, I took over the family business with the help of my wife Bénédicte, whose parents are winegrowers in Entre-deux-Mers. We continue to select quality wines for our brands and expand our offer by most often offering wines produced by our families and close friends such as Château Corbin, Château Chante-Alouette and Château Laujac or the wines of Jean Trocard in Lalande de Pomerol and Olivier Goujon in Fronsac.
Présentation de la Maison E et S Giraud à Trotanoy datant des années 1900 avant le rachat par les Etablissements Moueix en 1953
In 2006, we offered our customers the opportunity to buy Bordeaux Grands Crus in primeurs. On this occasion, we resume allocations of great wines in the same Bordeaux Châteaux as those proposed by our ancestors in 1830: Cheval-Blanc, Figeac, Trotanoy, Pontet-Canet, Issan as well as other equally prestigious crus.
In recent years, we have been expanding our offer to other beautiful wine regions of France such as Burgundy, the Loire and the Rhone Valley. We always have the concern to select the best, to satisfy and surprise wine lovers, having at heart to keep their trust and together continue this story…