Jean-Luc Thunevin

 Jean-Luc Thunevin, located in the heart of Saint Emilion, became a “star” in the wine sphere in less than a decade thanks to his world famous “Garage Wine” Château Valandraud. He became the inspiration and initiator of many other garage wines around Bordeaux and around the world. Jean-Luc’s wines are produced in a spirit of constant improvement and excellence. He looks for the optimal ripeness of the grapes before starting the harvest; he also adopted techniques from Burgundy like punching of the cap and stirring of the lies to get optimal concentration. His wife Murielle personally supervises the care of the vineyards: pruning adapted to each vine, systematic thinning, green harvest to purposely limit the number of bunches on the vine. All these micro cuvees, work on their vineyard to lower the yields and produce the ripest fruits possible.