Since 1842, the family heritage has flourished.
At each generation, the heirs of Georges Thienpont
weave a little more their canvas in the vineyards of Bordeaux.
Today they look after nearly twenty properties.
A long history of family winemaking was beginning. Camille Thienpont founded a wine trading company in Hof te Cattebeke in the Flemish Ardennes.
Château Troplong Mondot
Georges Thienpont established a foothold in the wine region by buying Château Troplong Mondot in Saint-Emilion. The estate would later be sold in the 1930s. Georges is François’ grandfather.
After studying winemaking and commerce, François left his native Bordeaux for the USA where he remained for four years, and presented the still-unknown Le Pin to Robert Parker.
First vintage of Puygueraud
François Thienpont’s brother Nicolas was behind the first vintage of Château Puygueraud, establishing himself as an outstanding winemaker. Today, Nicolas looks after Château Les Charmes Godard and Château La Prade, and manages a portfolio of prestigious right-bank estates including Chateaux Pavie Macquin and Larcis Ducasse.
Alexandre at Vieux Château Certan
Wings takes flight
François Thienpont founded Wings as a way of standing on his own two feet. The company became a recipient of a Grand Cru allocation, and markets the family’s wines.