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The Janssens family had a very prosperous 2010. Our daughter Gabrielle successfully passed the California State Bar, and is now a lawyer. Our son Georges has finished his World Wine Tour 2010. This endeavor stemmed from his dream to combine world travel with charity. The wines collected around the world by his efforts will be auctioned in May 26, 2011 in Hong Kong. Profits from this event will go to the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation, our nonprofit organization which supports Laotian people and their children with medical and educational needs. Luc and his team have accomplished four medical missions in the remote areas of Laos, improving the lives of over six thousand patients in the northern provinces.

Genevieve, as a winemaker, was honored by the French government with the highly coveted medal of “Officier du Mérite Agricole”. The Wine Enthusiast Magazine has also honored Genevieve by awarding her with one of the industry’s highest honors, the “2010 Winemaker of the Year” award. The Janssens family will go to New York City in January 2011 to celebrate with The Wine Enthusiasts in recognition of her accomplishments.