Spring Tasting 2023

Jacques & Fiona Thienpont and the entire Thienpont Wine team
invite you to their Spring tasting in the presence of some remarkable winemakers.

1 day, wine regions, winemakers, 11 estates & over 25wines.
Come and taste with us!

When & Where?

Saturday 18 March 2023 - 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Grotesteenweg-Zuid 8, 9052 Gent
Click here for the GPS location.

How to join us?

Reserve your timeslot & register.
Our tasting has a free admission but registration is required.

Upon reservation (via remarks when registering), we are happy to provide a light lunch for you. To pay in advance by transfer.

  • Poké bowl with salmon or chicken: €18,00 p.p.
  • 5 mini-sandwiches with varied spreads: €11,00 p.p.

Click here to scroll down to our registration form below.

For any further questions, please contact us at amandine@thienpontwine.com

Let us take you to...

- Bordeaux -

Caroline Virasack

G&C Lurton Estates
Château Haut Bages Libéral & Château Durfort-Vivens.

Claire and Gonzague Lurton both descend from well-known Bordeaux families with substantial vineyards. They have united their estates to work together based on biodynamics and biodiversity and are innovative and exciting winemakers. They also own a beautiful wine estate in the Sonoma Valley in California.

Diana Berrouet Garcia

Domaines J. Thienpont
Le Pin, Trilogie, L'If & L'Hêtre.

Jacques Thienpont was working for his uncle Gérard in the family business, when in 1979 he heard of a tiny vineyard next to Vieux Château Certan. He bought the one-hectare estate and the rest is history. In 2010, he had the amazing opportunity to acquire an estate next to Troplong Mondot (which had previously been owned by been owned by his grandfather) which he named L'IF and later, in 2016, he and his sister bought a beautiful domain in the Côtes de Castillon, which was renamed L'Hêtre. The three domains were recently merged into the same holding, run by Diana Berrouet Garcia.

Philibert Perrin

Château Carbonnieux

Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest Bordeaux estates. The Benedictine monks of the abbey of Sainte-Croix de Bordeaux were the first to grow vines here. They formed the renowned and fine reputation of Château Carbonnieux. In 1956, Marc Perrin bought the château, which in 1959 was classified for both red and white wine. Now it is his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who continue the management of this beautiful domain.

Sylvie Cazes

Château Chauvin

Located north-west of St.-Émilion, between Cheval Blanc and the Butte de Rol, Château Chauvin enjoys an exceptional  terroir. For a château with male connotations, it is surprising that a woman has been in charge for the past century. This has continued with the takeover in 2014 by Sylvie Cazes and her  children. Both in the vineyard and in the cellar, a major reorganisation was carried out and in 2022 a new cellar was brought into use. True to its terroir, the wines are characterised by their finesse, elegance and expression of fruit.

- Rhône -

Christophe Bristiel

Château La Nerthe

Château la Nerthe, acquired by the Richard family in 1985, is a beautiful 500-year-old estate that has been managed organically since 1998. The galette-covered terroir connects different soils fed by natural resources, creating a wonderful biodiversity to produce a seamless and complete expression of Châteauneuf-du- Pape - characterised by wonderful richness and complexity. Thanks to great care in both vineyard and cellar, La Nerthe is renowned for its rich, organic wines of great class.

Luc Guénard

Château Valcombe

In 2009, Luc Guénard, who traded his office job in Paris for a life in winemaking in the shadow of the Mont Ventoux, released his first vintage at Château Valcombe on the market. The success of that first vintage and a succession of others convinced Luc of the importance of organic wines with as little or no sulphur as possible. The estate enjoys a special geographical location with the Mistral wind as a source of health, the sun as a source of energy and the deep blue clay which holds water reserves and freshness. It exploits 36 hectares of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Cinsault vines, some of which some are more than 60 years old.

- Italy & Spain -

Benjamin Franchetti

Tenuta di Trinoro

Located in a remote corner of southeastern Tuscany, Tenuta di Trinoro specializes in rich, age-worthy red wines made of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. The 200-hectare estate sits in viticultural isolation in the Orcia Valley near Sarteano, where Tuscany meets Umbria and Lazio. Run by the Franchetti family  since the 1980s, today, tight planting, high thinning, very low yields, extreme ripeness, and concentration of flavor characterize the winemaking style. The wines are highly perfumed and opulent, at once approachable and meant to be left to develop in the bottle over time.

Belén López Montero

Bodegas Verum

Four siblings recently joined forces to restore the estate they inherited to its full glory. The project is led by Elias López, who wants to ensure the future of quality wines in La Mancha. In this vision he also launched his Ulterior project, where he plants traditional late-ripening varieties that are more resistant to the climate change. All wines are made in a unique,  traditional style, using 80-year-old large clay vats, called "tinajas", which give a fresh, salty quality to the wines.