Gabriel Meffre was a renowned plant nurseryman based in the Vaucluse region of southeastern France when in the 1950s, searching for new customers for his plants, he was captured by the Médoc region in Bordeaux and purchased several estates. In 1961, he purchased purchased Château du Glana, steadily purchasing quality parcels from adjoining properties over the years, from estates including Chateau Saint-Pierre and Chateau Lagrange. In 1997 Gabriel's son, Jean-Paul Meffre, purchased Chateau Bellegrave in Pauillac. Today, Jean-Paul Meffre's two sons, Ludovic and Julien, act both as winemakers and run these two estates.
Both Chateau du Glana and Chateau Bellegrave reflect the family's philosophy of creating extremely balanced wines that reflect both a respect for tradition and modern methods that provide for extreme care in the vineyards and cellar.
These are modern wines of character and elegance, and beautiful expressions of the great terroir of Bordeaux' left bank.