Vignobles Arbo

The estate has been in the family for the past five generation. It was Bernadette's great-great grandfathers, who in the early 20th century moved to a small property in Francs together with his wife and daughter, but with the start of the great war in 1914 Amand put the plans for the vineyard on hold. Amand Puyanche was killed on the 3rd of May 1917 at Chemin des dames in Craonnelle.

His daughter Amande was raised by a rich wine producing family who lived nearby. Together with her husband she inherited a substantial property but they were unable to make a profit producing wine, so they sold a large part of the vineyard and with the remaining land the joined a Co-operative.
The store houses were then used as shelters for farm animals and storage for industrial material.

Thier son Andre succeeded them and ceaselessly redemmed the parcels of land that his parents sold, while remaining with the co-operative. Little by little he reconstructed the vineyard. When Andre's daughter Bernadette inherited the vineyard she decided along with her husband Joseph, to leave the Co-operative, build a storehouse and commit them to Amand's original dream. Their first chateau they called Chateau Puyanche in memory of Amand

Since then new projects have come into fruition. Part of the land put aside and developed into Chateau Godard Bellevue and a more recent acquisition en cotes de Castillion has been named Moulins de Coussillon.

  Today Bernadette and Joseph's greatest joy are their two children Margaux and Dorian who wish to follow in the footsteps of their parents and continue with this extraordinary and timeless adventure.


    Chateau Puyanche 2014

      APPELLATION: Francs Cotes de Bordeaux

      VINEYARD AREA:Red Varieties 8ha

      SOIL: Limestone clay

      GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

      AGE OF VINEYARD:20 to 40 years

     VINEYARD CULTURE: Sustainable agricultural practices. Plant and maintain vineyard ground cover Leaves removal on 2 faces

     WINE MAKING PROCESS: Hard selection in the press house 3 to 4 weeks in stainless tanks Aging in tanks during 18 months.

     ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 20000 bottles


    Chateau Godard Bellevue 2011

      APPELATION: France, Cotes de Bordeaux

      VINEYARD AREA: Red variety 20ha

      SOIL: Limestone and Clay

     GRAPE VARIETIES: 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

     AGE OF VINEYARD 35-45 years old

     VINEYARD CULTURE: Sustainable agricultureal practices Plant and maintain vineyard ground cover Leaves removal on faces

     WINE MAKING PROCESS: Hard selection in the press house 3 to 4 weeks in stainless tanks Ageing in French oak barrels for 12 months (30% new oak)

     ANNUAL PRODUCTION: Red 100000 bottles