The patriarch, George Thienpont, bought
Château Puygueraud, which dominates the whole appellation,
in 1946. Upon his arrival he found the vineyards in ruins and
set about revitalising them through the planting of cereals and
raising of cattle. It was only at the end of the 1970s that he
began replanting the vineyards and in 1983 his first wine was
Today, the Château produces three wines: Château Puygueraud,
Château Lauriol and Cuvée George and it is one of
George’s sons, Nicolas, who manages the vinification at
the different properties.
In 2000, Nicolas Thienpont bought Château La Prade, a property
of 4,5 hectares, from Patrick Valette. Its vines are perfectly
situated on south-facing slopes in the community of Saint Cibard.