Guy Pinard & Fils was founded in 1969 by Guy Pinard and his father George in Foussignac, France located in the Fins Bois growing cru of the Charente. The Pinard father and son team established a 22 hectare organic vineyard in the Domaine de la Tour Vert, a vineyard that has been in operation on the outskirts of Foussignac since the early 17th century.
The House of Guy Pinard & Fils is run today by Chantal Pinard and her son Jean-Baptiste.
The House of Guy Pinard & Fils produces a wide range of quality organic cognacs, including a VS (three years old), V.S.O.P (six years old), Cognac Napoleon (at least ten years old), Cognac XO Folle Blanche (made from Folle Blanche grapes).
Domaine de la Tour Vert is fortunate to have a vineyard that includes the Folle Blanche grape variety. This grape was one of the original grapes used for making cognac starting in the 17th century. In the mid and late 19th century a phylloxera crisis struck the region wiping out much of the vineyards in the Charente. A solution to the crisis involved grafting American grape vine root stock from Texas that were resistant to phylloxera onto the indigenous French vines thereby creating phylloxera resistant vines. The grafting solution worked better with Ugni Blanc vines than Folle Blanche vines and today the latter grape is rarely cultivated in the Cognac region.
8 Rue de l’Église, 16200
Phone: +33 5 45 35 87 57
E-mail contact: @guy-pinard.com