One of the oldest family vineyards in the region of Bordeaux, Domaine du Grand Ormeau has combined experience and passion for more than five generations. Jean Garde inherited the estate from his father and ran it with rigor, determination, and excellence until he died in 1974. He was one of the first winemakers in the region to begin selling retail. His three children took over the work of their father. Today, Frédéric Garde, Jean Paul’s son, is at the head of the vineyard. Over the decades the domain has been in constant development either through the planting of vine stock, the construction of new buildings or the installation of new technology. For generations, each family member and employee has worked consciously to maintain a good balance of traditional and modern methods with one goal in mind: to produce an even better wine.
Today the family vineyard encompasses around 30 hectares of prestigious terroirs in Lalande de Pomerol (Domaine du Grand Ormeau, Château de Marchesseau, Fleur des Ormes), Pomerol (Château La Truffe) and Montagne Saint-Emilion (Vieux Château Goujon).