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The Chateau Puynard story is one of following a passion to continue to create great wine along with a love for the Bordeaux region of Blaye. With experience in the retail wine trade in London, we embarked on this cross-water adventure in partnership with Naomi’s father, Eugene. In 2016, after exchanging keys on the 18th-century Chateau in the village of Berson, our family began the journey to make quality Bordeaux wine. Led here after several hypothetical discussions of ‘what ifs’, we have overcome steep learning curves and gained an enormous respect for the land and it’s vines, after leaving our urban life in London. Following plenty of hard graft and significant effort, it has now become a healthy serving of mental and physical stimulation, reward and satisfaction.

Through organic viticulture and improved farming techniques, Chateau Puynard is dedicated to crafting wine from the right bank of Bordeaux that reflect the vineyards in which they are grown. We focus on Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, two grapes that reveal the geography and geology of the Right Bank - clay and limestone. The Chateau has had a seven-generation history of winemaking before us, and we carry this legacy into the future with our commitment to the environment. Since November 2017, all our vineyards are in the process of achieving organic certification by Ecocert. The goal is to grow the healthiest grapes the land will give us, in order to create the best wines that we can, that speak of the Blaye region.