Pierre Guiraud, a protestant merchant, buys Bayle in 1766. Since that time the property has borne the name Chateau Guiraud and proudly displays a black label that sacralizes the family's Protestant and Republican values. Today, four personalities united to take over Guiraud, 1er cru classé 1855. Xavier Planty who is fascinated by botrytis and its action on the grapes. Olivier Bernard, known world wide for the esteemed Domaine de Chevalier white wines.
Stephan Von Neipperg, owner of Château Canon la Gaffelière and La Mondotte, is the most beautiful « success story » of saint Emilion and Robert Peugeot, a famous character in the automobile industry.