Château Valandraud is located in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. The château is the home of Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud, Bordeaux Wine Merchants who purchased parcels of land across St. Emilion, bit by bit. Due to this, Thunevin is thought of as a pioneer of the ‘garagiste movement’. The name Valandraud comes from a mix of ‘Vallon de Fongaban’ (where the vines are planted) and Andraud is owner Murielle’s maiden name. In 1995, Valandraud was given a better rating by Robert Parker than Château Pétrus.