The wood selected to create the magnificent Chateau Laguiole Versailles collection was harvested from the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles after the devastating 1999 Christmas day storm. All trees used to craft this remarkable series were downed by the ferocity of the tempest and were between 221 and 224 years old at the time.
The Chateau Laguiole® was the first true waiter-style Laguiole corkscrew on the market when it was created in 1993 by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis.
Despite imitations and counterfeits, it quickly became a favorite among the world's best sommeliers and continues to be the world's most-sold high-end Laguiole wine opener. Unfortunately, Mr. Vialis passed away in 2016, but the brand was given a fresh start after being purchased following contractual issues. To enhance wine service, consider the Chateau Laguiole brand, which is dedicated to quality and innovation in every sommelier's routine.