Originally from Alsace, the Baly family has managed the Château Coutet vineyard – one of the largest and oldest in Barsac – for two generations. With the help of his two sons, Phillipe and Dominique, Marcel Baly set out to revamp the vineyard and its historic buildings in 1977.
Aline Baly, granddaughter of Marcel, is the most recent member of the Baly family to join the business, though she did not always picture herself following in her family’s footsteps. After a life-changing experience interning with Château Rothschild in 2007, however, Aline resolved to return to the family business. She began working at Château Coutet in 2018, working day-to-day with her uncle and managing the marketing and communications for the estate.