The Garde Family
The development of a family heritage through a constant search for authenticity
Élie Garde founds Château Haut-Goujon. The proporty consists of 6 hectares of mixed farming.
Robert Garde, his son, takes over the farm.
Robert dies, his son, Henri, then aged 15, takes over the farm.
Henri marries Liliane and between them, over two decades, they gradually replant and expand the vineyard.
The SCEA Garde et Fils is created. The three children work with their parents at the property.
Death of Henri Garde. The children continue their parent's work.
Création d’un nouveau cuvier.
Liliane receives the Medal of Agricultural Merit, a high and well-deserved award for her lifetime's work...
A deeply committed team...
Today more than ever, our roots in the terroir and respect for the environment seem fundamental. Considering wine as a living thing, and therefore avoiding the use of chemical inputs as much as possible, so that it expresses its personality and character, has led us to propose sulphite-free wines and to reduce the addition of sulphites in all of our production.
Aware that living organisms have a vibrational energy directly related to the quality of their environment, we have embraced a complementary approach at the property known as geobiology. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the influences of the surrounding environment on the characteristics of the vines and the wine. Certain natural geobiological phenomena may negatively influence plots or vats or, conversely, favour higher vibration levels.
In the same way as a human being, a wine with a high vibration level will be better able to develop its potential and to preserve it; a vine will be better able to defend itself against the various climate stress or threats of disease to which it is exposed.
This has led us to discover, use and experiment with actions on plots of vines, in the winery and storage areas, and finally on the wines themselves. We believe that this approach is complementary and necessary for us to be truly in harmony with the world around us, and to be able to offer exceptional, healthy wines.