A visit to our wine growers in France

The Steakist extends relationship with French wine grower, Dubard

Following a visit by Michael and Andy through Bordeaux to Bergerac, The Steakist has placed another order to import wine direct from wine growers in Bergerac.

The Steakist opened in June 2022 with a trial order of 3 wines, Domaine de Gouyat white sauvignon and red merlot as well as a premium Lalande de Pomerol, one of the most famous names in wine.

Michael Lyons, Executive Chef says, “we have been delighted with the wine”’. The Gouyats are our best sellers and buying direct, with no middleman, means we can sell them for around £5 a bottle cheaper than we would otherwise be able to do.

Arundel resident and wine expert, Richard Esling, introduced the Steakist team to the vineyard.

“As a wine journalist trained to Master of wine level, I have the pleasure of visiting literally hundreds of wine producers. When I first came across the Dubard business, I was amazed by the quality and consistency of wine produced here. Nobody in the UK was selling their Domain de Gouyat so I’m delighted that it is now available exclusively at The Steakist in Arundel.”

The Dubard family founded their first wine estate, at Gouyat in the 1970’s set in the western part of the Bergerac wine region called Montravel. The estate has been carefully enlarged with the addition of other vineyards and now boasts 85 hectares producing a variety of grapes. The family have also restored life to two additional wineries located on the right bank of the Dordogne River, in the wine appellations of Lalande de Pomerol and Puisseguin St Emilion which means they have a much stronger representation across Bordeaux.

Gregory Dubard, son of one of the founders has grown up with wine. His long apprenticeship took him to New Zealand and Italy producing wines, sharing knowledge and, more importantly learning how he could improve his family business further. Now running the company with his cousin, Marine, Gregory has big plans to increase the Domaine de Gouyat area to 120 hectares and ensure the wineries in St Emilion and Lalande de Pomerol are always best in class.


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