Château La Galiane is a family-run property in the commune of Soussans. It is managed by Madame Christiane Renon, who represents the third generation. The names of the estate derives from the English general, Galian, who was prominent in Aquitaine during the 100 years war. The domaine owns 5 hectares planted with 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is over 50 years, among the oldest in the appellation, and some plants are over 100 years old. The high proportion of Merlot is unusual in the Médoc and it contributes to the warm, rich style of its Margaux.

Farming practices: the soils are plowed and cultivated by hand. No herbicides are used. In February, a tractor passes through the rows with a plow that turns over the soil and grass. The mound of soil, composed of fine gravel and clay over a clay-limestone subsoil, that is under the vines is flattened out by hand. After this operation, pruning and vine-training begins for the next vintage.

Château La Galiane