The GRIAUD family
Anne and Alain Griaud are originally from Loire-Atlantique. They fell for the charm of Périgord in the mid-1970s. After briefly living there, they left for professional reasons.
In 1992 they had the opportunity to purchase a small vineyard of just under 5 hectares in the town of Monbazillac. Château KALIAN was born.
They never imagined that their two children would be infected with a love of vines and wines...
Kilian Griaud began his studies in oenology and viticulture after graduating from secondary school. He earned his BTS in Viticulture Oenologie at Montagne-Saint-Emilion pursuing his Licence des Sciences de la Vigne at the Institut de la Vigne et du Vin at the Université de Bourgogne, finishing with a Diplôme National d'Oenologue.
In 2007, the idea of managing the family's winery led him to complete a Master's in Gestion de Propriété viti-vinicole at the ENITA in Bordeaux.
In July of the same year, he became the Winemaker and General Manager of Château KALIAN.
Katell Griaud began her studies in oenology and viticulture after completing her IUT in agronomy. She pursued a degree in oenology in Bordeaux, graduating with a Diplôme National d'Oenologue. She went on to earn a Master's in Oenologie et Environnement Viti-Vinicole.
After harvests in France and abroad, she worked for a time as an oenologist at a laboratory in Pomerol. Since 2009, she has been employed as winemaker in Virginia (USA).