At his grandparent's school, Francis helped with the vineyard work at a young age and with the work in the making of the wine in the cellar, when the racking was made with the manual bellow and the bottling been done directly from the barrel.
For many years he was the manager of several wineries in Saint-Emilion among the classified vineyards of Pessac-Léognan.
When Haut-Lagrange was created in 1989 it was the beginning of an exciting journey, which wasn't as easy as it would seem!
He's now Grand Maître of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeux to which he is very committed, as he is with the Cercle Rive Gauche des Grands Vins de Bordeaux as president. For several years he has been the vice Grand Maître of the Commanderie du Bontemps, Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Barsac, representing the region of the Graves and the Chapter of the Commanderie.
He shares his time between these three professional organisations and at Haut-Lagrange as the sales manager working closely with his son Ghislain who is in charge of the winery.
Ghislain graduated as an engineer from Bordeaux Sciences-Agro, and he was qualified as an oenologist in 2011 from the Bordeaux faculty of Oenology.
Ghislain practiced during his internships at two Crus Classés in Saint-Emilion and Margaux, in a winery located in the Finger Lakes (in the state of New York) and stayed for 6 months in a vineyard in Martinborough, New Zealand.
He is now the manager and winemaker of Haut-Lagrange.
Sandrine is the commercial assistant, who deals with the accounts, playing a pivotal role to everything that happens at Haut-Lagrange.
André Barraud, Paul Champetier de Ribes, Corine Uyttersprot
They are responsible for the workings of the vineyard, the wine storehouse, the conditioning of the bottles and preparing the orders.