Winemakers for 7 generations, the Gonet family started its activity in 1802. A know-how and especially a love of the soil that has passed down from generation to generation.
1935 - MICHEL GONET's BIRTH.
Unable to swallow due to dysphagia (blockage of the esophagus), he is cured with a sip of Champagne...
"Champagne saved me!"
This is the beginning of a real passion for these wines...
Michel installs all his brothers and sisters as winemakers.
In 1973, he developed and modernized his production tool in Champagne.
He never stops improving the quality of the wine process in the vineyard and cellar. Its sole objective is to produce pure, elegant and environmentally friendly Champagne.
NOWADAYS, HIS DAUGHTER SOPHIE SIGNOLLE RUNS THE CHAMPAGNE PRODUCTION.
In charge of Michel Gonet's Champagne production, she perpetuates the social and political tradition of her ancestors.
She is involved in various mandates of elected social politics and union, serving women and the well-being of all.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 80'S, MICHEL GONET INVESTS IN THE BORDELAIS VINEYARD.
Bordeaux was for the Emperor Napoleon I a journey of pacification of the Hispanic countries. He built the Pont de Pierre and crossed the Gironde. Michel, later crosses the bridge and chose to restore the ancient stately home of Lesparre. This stronghold controlled the passage of the Dordogne. The history of this place is mixed with the history of France.
Charles Henri, quickly conquered by the soil and climate of Graves-de-Vayres adheres to this AOC, one of the oldest of Bordeaux area for Château Lesparre.
Renowned wines of Vayres have always wanted to shine again.
Michel Gonet team, under the leadership of Charles-Henri breathed new life into this appellation where today Château Lesparre is the undisputed leader.
Convinced that Gravels are the best terroirs of Bordeaux, we followed the path of our father once again:
"Let's cross back the Stone Bridge!"
Naturally, it is in Pessac at Château Haut-Bacalan where Montesquieu made his wine that we settled.
Frédéric seduced by the old stones and the local history takes the Château d'Eck in Cadaujac. A medieval fortress from the 11th century where John of Goth, then bishop of Bordeaux, lived before becoming Pope Clément.