About Chateau Thivin
Chateau Thivin Facts
This historic estate in the Cote de Brouilly dates back to the fourteenth century, when the first part of the manor was built. Zaccharie Geoffray bought the property in 1877, which was expanded and improved upon by his son and grandson over the next decades. Throughout this time, the Geoffray family played an instrumental role in creating and promoting the Cote de Brouilly appellation, attracting publicity by hosting notable guests at the Château, including Colette. Château Thivin remains in the Geoffray family and since 1987 has been run by Claude Geoffray along with his wife, Evelyne, and son, Claude-Edouard. Making suave, balanced wines, drawn from roughly 8 sustainably farmed, heavily sloping hectares in Brouilly and Cote de Brouilly, the family's commitment to their unique terroir in the heart of Beaujolais is demonstrated by the decision to vinify grapes from each of their seven plots separately, which allows them to produce single vineyard wines as well as to combine them all in the 'Les 7 Vignes' cuvee. Beyond the traditional Gamay bottlings, Château Tivin also produces a selection of Beaujolais Villages wines including a blanc, rose, and sparkling rose.