A history from generation to generation
The heritage of a winemaking spirit
The paternal grandparents settled in Gironde in the late 19th centurywhile the maternal grandparents arrived in around 1925. Originally from Périgord and Corrèze, they dedicated themselves to agriculture and winegrowing in Arveyres, a municipality near Libourne making Bordeaux Supérieur.
Son Jean Bouldy and his wife Andrée bought Château Bellegrave in 1951. The couple threw themselves into the task of winemaking, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. In the second half of the XXth century, the Bouldys were one of the families bringing fresh momentum to the Pomerol appellation with courage, humility and perseverance, on estates that matched their discretion and self-sacrifice.
Jean-Marie Bouldy took over the estate in 1980 and was joined by his wife Pascale in 1995. Their children also began working at the estate (Aurélie in 2014 and Jean-Baptiste in 2015), continuing Château Bellegrave’s true family orientation.