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One Man’s Creation

Born into a family who have lived in the Médoc region for over three hundred years, Henri Martin, grandson of a cellar-master at Château Gruaud-Larose and son of a cooper from the village of Beychevelle, was a bold, visionary man who left his mark on the history of the Saint-Julien region.

It all began with a small estate in Saint-Julien, Château Haut-Beychevelle Gloria, with the family’s historic wine that fired Henri Martin’s enthusiasm.

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Henri Martin

Keen to seek out noble parcels of land, Henri Martin set out to develop Château Gloria, a tremendous accomplishment and an approach never before seen in the history of the Médoc, in which he successfully negotiated the purchase of parcels that mostly formed part of Saint-Julien’s “cru classé” vineyards to build up his life’s work. Incidentally, the name “Gloria” helped to build the reputation of Domaines Henri Martin.

He also bought Château Saint-Pierre, an 1855 Grand Cru Classé, bringing new life and integrity to this outstanding Beychevelle estate. Finally, in the 1980s, he bought Château Bel Air, a Haut-Médoc “cru bourgeois”, which has since been renamed Château Bel Air Gloria.

These properties together cover over 100 hectares and are being developed within a family atmosphere by his daughter Françoise, son-in-law Jean-Louis Triaud and his grandchildren Vanessa and Jean Triaud, following the principles laid down by this dynamic, pioneering man.

The cellars of the Domains Henri Martin
« A founder whose qualities matched
those of our vineyards: authentic and forward-looking »
Françoise Triaud

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The Family Atmosphere

Henri Martin’s daughter Françoise, her husband Jean-Louis Triaud, their two children Vanessa and Jean and their respective spouses Orphée and Caroline keep Domaines Henri Martin running smoothly.

They are all involved in the Domaines, all looking to constantly improve the results and maintain their wines to the highest standards by following a policy of sensible progress and a family tradition that show no signs of letting up: indeed, the future looks bright.

« Family enthusiasm for our wines, passed down through the generations » Vanessa Triaud
Orphée, Vanessa, Jean-Louis, Françoise, Jean et Caroline Triaud

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