“I live with my wife Pascale and our two children, Charles and Rachèle, in a house in the middle of the vines on the wine property of a first Grand Cru Classé in 1855 of Sauternes for which I have worked for more than ten years now”. At the time of one of our very first Sunday walks, on our arrival in the area, we had had the favorite for this old “Office of Tasting” located in the middle same of the village.
A few years later, we were likely to be able to acquire it and we then lengthily wondered about what we were going to as the crow flies do of this picturesque residence of the XVIII ème century located at a few hundred meters of on our premises.
“We were to honour this heritage, this place authentic and full with charm, formerly charged to make known the wines of Sauternes”. At this point in time had the idea not only to propose there rooms resulting from all our ideals of hotel trade and bed and breakfast but also to share there in all user-friendliness, with our hosts, our passion for the wine and the gastronomy.
We then sought a name, which we wish in report, at the same time, with the history of the places and our family history, marked a few years ago by the birth at the house of our little girl. The mayor of the village had then called it true “the Sauternaise”. We thus quite naturally chose to transmit this denomination to our House.
Sauternaise is a soft house and knack where we hope to make you find comfort soft and the friendly reception of the bed and breakfast but also the independence, the courtesy and standing expected in an upscale hotel.
“Be ensured of our listening and all our attentions to make your stay on our premises an unforgettable moment…”
Pascale et Didier Galhaud
About us ?
“I arrive at the fourth generation in the wine: back small son of nursery gardener and small son of wine grower with Saint Emilion, son of trader. I am old of Bordeaux Agro Sciences and D.U.A.D (University degree of Aptitude for the Tasting of the Institute of Sciences of the Vine and Vin de Bordeaux).
For more than ten years, I have worked to share, promote, develop and reinforce the brand the Sauternes within one of most prestigious the First Grand Cru Classé in 1855 of this name.
Commander of Honor in Commanderie of Bontemps Medoc Serious Barsac Sauternes, I lent oath to keep recognition and fidelity with these names… and will please to me to give you the keys of all these prestigious wines by animating your meetings of tasting or by indicating the best addresses in the vineyard to you.”
"Après une carrière dans la distribution du vin, le merchandising puis le marketing, j'ai souhaité me consacrer pleinement à mes enfants Charles, 12 ans et Rachèle, 7 ans.
Quand La Sauternaise est arrivée dans notre vie, j'y ai vu l'occasion de reprendre une activité en accord avec mon gôut pour recevoir et ma passion pour la gastronomie.
J'ai longuement réfléchi à l'agencement, l'équipement et la décoration de la maison et j'espère qu'elle sera pour vous l'écrin de moments magiques...
J'ai également passé un diplôme de cuisine au Lycée Hôtelier de Talence et me ferai une joie de partager avec vous des ateliers cuisine conviviaux autour de recettes qui se marient avec le Sauternes et de vous transmettre quelques petits secrets de chef..."