My name is Guy Meslin, I was born in 1957 ; I spent my childhood at that beautiful place of Laroze. I am married with Caroline ; we have two boys born in 2001 and 2004. I have a real passion to manage this fabulous vineyard and to make great wines. Wine is an art, a real way of expression.
In 1610, my ancestors the Gurchy family were already winegrowers in Saint-Emilion. In 1882, they founded the family estate of Laroze. I took over from my father in 1990, when he retired.
Château Laroze is a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé and its 27-hectare (67-acre) vineyard is located at the foot of the hill to the north-west of the Saint-Emilion appellation area and the Medieval town. The vines grow around the Château. I and my team commit all our expertise to the task of enhancing the expression of this magnificent terroir.
We till the soil, cultivate grass between the rows, drain the plots, add organic supplements and prohibit the use of weed-killers, so that the vines’ roots find it easier to penetrate the silica and clay in the ground seeking nutrients and providing us with rich tasty wines that are elegant and more rich.
Our motto : Heaven and Earth at Laroze.