VIGNOBLES

POITEVIN-LAVIGNE


7 generations of wine-makers

VIGNOBLES

POITEVIN-

LAVIGNE


7 generations of wine-growers

Welcome

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Welcome


  Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will enjoy it. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.   

Our wines

OUR WINES

Château Grand bert


A few minutes away from Saint-Émilion, in the town of Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens, at the place called Grand Bert, we can meet the Château Grand Bert. Its 27.5 acres of vineyard (merlot and cabernet franc), located around a beautiful 16th century residence, contemplate the famous bell tower of the church of Saint-Émilion. Finesse and seduction characterize this exceptional “terroir” with a yearly production of 75,000 bottles in AOC Saint-Émilion and Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.

Tradition

AOC Saint-Émilion

Grand Cru

AOC Saint-Émilion

Grand Cru

Cuvée 1er

AOC Saint-Émilion

Grand Cru

Château Grand bert


A few minutes away from Saint-Émilion, in the town of Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens, at the place called Grand Bert, we can meet the Château Grand Bert. Its 27.5 acres of vineyard (merlot and cabernet franc), located around a beautiful 16th century residence, contemplate the famous bell tower of the church of Saint-Émilion. Finesse and seduction characterize this exceptional “terroir” with a yearly production of 75,000 bottles in AOC Saint-Émilion and Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.

Tradition

AOC Saint-Émilion

Grand Cru

AOC Saint-Émilion

Grand Cru

Cuvée 1er

AOC Saint-Émilion

Grand Cru

Château Grand bert


A few minutes away from Saint-Émilion, in the town of Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens, at the place called Grand Bert, we can meet the Château Grand Bert. Its 27.5 acres of vineyard (merlot and cabernet franc), located around a beautiful 16th century residence, contemplate the famous bell tower of the church of Saint-Émilion. Finesse and seduction characterize this exceptional “terroir” with a yearly production of 75,000 bottles in AOC Saint-Émilion and Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.

Tradition

AOC

Saint-Émilion >

Grand Cru

AOC Saint-Émilion

Grand Cru >

Cuvée 1er

AOC Saint-Émilion

Grand Cru >

Château Grand Tuillac


In the village of Saint-Philippe-d’Aiguilhe, at the “lieu-dit” (individual vineyard below the Grand Cru status) we find the Château Grand Tuillac. Situated on the extension of the clay-limestone soil of Saint-Émilion, on the highest hills of the right bank of the Dordogne river, Château Grand Tuillac spreads its 100 acres of merlot and cabernet franc vines overlooking its "girondine" style house that represents the Château. Elegance and tradition are the expression of this “terroir” with an average annual production of 300,000 bottles.

Tradition

AOC Castillon

Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Élégance

AOC Castillon

Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Clairet

AOC Clairet

de Bordeaux

Château Grand Tuillac


In the village of Saint-Philippe-d’Aiguilhe, at the “lieu-dit” (individual vineyard below the Grand Cru status) we find the Château Grand Tuillac. Situated on the extension of the clay-limestone soil of Saint-Émilion, on the highest hills of the right bank of the Dordogne river, Château Grand Tuillac spreads its 100 acres of merlot and cabernet franc vines overlooking its "girondine" style house that represents the Château. Elegance and tradition are the expression of this “terroir” with an average annual production of 300,000 bottles.

Tradition

AOC Castillon

Élégance

AOC Castillon

Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Clairet

AOC Clairet

de Bordeaux

Château Grand Tuillac


In the village of Saint-Philippe-d’Aiguilhe, at the “lieu-dit” (individual vineyard below the Grand Cru status) we find the Château Grand Tuillac. Situated on the extension of the clay-limestone soil of Saint-Émilion, on the highest hills of the right bank of the Dordogne river, Château Grand Tuillac spreads its 100 acres of merlot and cabernet franc vines overlooking its "girondine" style house that represents the Château. Elegance and tradition are the expression of this “terroir” with an average annual production of 300,000 bottles.

Our story


From Lavigne to Poitevin

In 1992, two years after their wedding, Sophie and Laurent Poitevin decided to take over the destiny of Château Grand Bert and Château Grand Tuillac. The two properties were handed-down from Sophie's parents and Laurent's parents in law, Philippe and Françoise Lavigne. Along with the properties, knowledge was also handed-down. Philippe Lavigne passed on all his know-how to Sophie and Laurent to uphold the family expertise. Over the course of the last 27 years Sophie and Laurent have kept on perfecting the wine fabrication and the management of the family business.

Both are driven by passion and a willingness to transmit this great tool to their children Thomas and Pierre, just like their parents did before them. Thomas (1991), joined the family operation three years ago as head of culture and cellar master. Pierre (1994), joined the adventure in 2016 as sales representative and marketing. The two of them make the 7th generation of winegrowers of the two properties and plan to add their own touch whilst making sure to keep the authenticity of Château Grand Bert and Château Grand Tuillac.

     

Feel free to come and meet us!

Sophie, Laurent, Thomas and Pierre.

Our story


From Lavigne to Poitevin

In 1992, two years after their wedding, Sophie and Laurent Poitevin decided to take over the destiny of Château Grand Bert and Château Grand Tuillac. The two properties were handed-down from Sophie's parents and Laurent's parents in law, Philippe and Françoise Lavigne. Along with the properties, knowledge was also handed-down. Philippe Lavigne passed on all his know-how to Sophie and Laurent to uphold the family expertise. Over the course of the last 27 years Sophie and Laurent have kept on perfecting the wine fabrication and the management of the family business.

Both are driven by passion and a willingness to transmit this great tool to their children Thomas and Pierre, just like their parents did before them. Thomas, 27 years old, joined the family operation three years ago as head of culture and cellar master. Pierre, 24, just joined the adventure as commercial director. The two of them make the 7th generation of winegrowers of the two properties and plan to add their own touch whilst making sure to keep a friendly, elegant and quality-driven atmosphere that characterises Château Grand Bert and Château Grand Tuillac so well.

Feel free to come and meet us!

Sophie, Laurent, Thomas and Pierre.

1900

Union of the two Châteaux : Wedding of Stélina Lafugie (Château Grand Tuillac) and Joseph Lavigne (Château Grand Bert), followed by 4 generations of Lavigne families.

1917

First vintages bottled at Château Grand Bert : at this time the majority of vineyards sold their wine in bulk, in barrels or cisterns. Only great Châteaux bottle their wine. It was at that time that Joseph Lavigne decided to market his wines in Bordeaux bottles in a more qualitative spirit.

1930

Château Grand Tuillac changes its AOC : AOC Saint Philippe near Saint-Émilion becomes AOC Bordeaux supérieur.

1945

Acquisition of 12 more acres at Château Grand Tuillac.

1956

Plantation de 5Ha de vignes au Château Grand Bert.

1980

Acquisition of 12 more acres at Château Grand Tuillac.

1988

Château Grand Tuillac changes its AOC : from Bordeaux supérieur to the newly created AOC Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux.

1997

Planting of 5 acres of vines at Château Grand Bert (27 acres in total).

1998

Planting of 12 more acres at Château Grand Tuillac.

2009

Reconstruction of the winery at Château Grand Bert : the winery has been completely ergonomically renovated to elevate the quality of the wines even more. It is equipped with the best wine production tools such as thermoregulation in order to produce great wines.

2011

Creation of PLVins Selection : PLVins Selection is the trading company of the Poitevin family intended for professional clients. This company makes it possible to distribute other types of wines and champagnes from a selection of wine-growing friends, in addition to the family range.

2012

Thermoregulation equipment at Château Grand Tuillac : as the configuration of the barrel hall of the Château has evolved over the generations, it is quite natural that Sophie and Laurent Poitevin equipped their tanks with temperature control to optimize the wine making process.

2013

Acquisition of a high precision grape harvesting machine : the grape harvesting machine is one of the most important tools of the vineyard. It will make it possible to reap the long-awaited fruit, product of a year of labour. The Poitevin family has therefore chosen to invest in the best available machine on the market. This machine harvests grapes with the utmost care and proceeds to clean and sort them before a manual sorting is even done. A technological marvel!

2014

Acquisition of 42 more acres of vines (being 101 acres in total).

Our family


LAURENT

SOPHIE

PIERRE

THOMAS

LAURENT

International Relationships 
laurent@grandbert.com

 

SOPHIE

Administratives Relationships
Logistics
contact@grandbert.com

 

PIERRE

Marketing and Sales Manager
Logistics
pierre@grandbert.com

 

THOMAS

Vineyard Manager
Winemaker
thomas@grandbert.com

 

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