Our Story

Bordeaux vineyards

We are located in the heart of the Gironde, the premier French wine-growing department, renowned for its preserved heritage and the flavor of its grape varieties..




A wide range of wines


Located in the southwest of France, near Bordeaux, our estate offers a wide range of wines in three colors: red, white and rosé.

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VWines medals

Many wines produced by our estate have had the privilege of winning awards. An essential guarantee of quality for our customers..


First medal in 1998 for his wine, and first reward for hard, rigorous work. The estate now boasts almost 80 medals for Château Franc Couplet alone.


The story of our development

  • la grand-mère d'Eric
  • Marcel, le père d'Eric
  • Christiane, la mère d'Eric
  • Jean Albert, l'oncle de Sophie

Grandmother               Marcel                 Christiane         Jean Albert


Our enterprise holds several names  :

  • Chateau Franc Couplet, registered in 1998, was our first ever harvest and we obtained a Bronze medal at the Concours Général Agricole in Paris in 1999. 
  • Chateau Clos Moulin Pontet was the initial extension of the vineyard. 
  • Chateau Laussac : Marcel and Christiane MEYNAUD, Eric's parents, retired in 2004, let us take care of this vineyard.
  • Chateau Barrail Laussac : Jean Albert BOUILHAC, Sophie's uncle, has retired, and we maintain his vineyard for him.
  • Chateau les Ricaudelles : In 2014, we purchased a property in Caplong and continued with our expansion.

A family story

At the beginning, our family put all our passion and our energy into gaining expertise as we worked for other vineyard owners. With time, we became proprietors of our own vineyard.


Today, we manage the operation of Chateau Franc Couplet, which has grown from 30 hectares in 1995 to 160 hectares.


Our children, Emma and Antonin, participate, under the watchful eye of Marcel, Eric's father, who is now retired.



Eric and Sophie



An ever-expanding field

Over the years and as we've grown, we've increased the surface area of our vineyards, without ever losing sight of our main objective: to improve the quality of the wine we produce to satisfy our demanding customers.

That's why we continue to invest in optimizing our vineyards and winery.

For over 20 years, we have been expanding, maintaining, developing and improving our winery to offer you ever more products that meet your expectations.

Our story - Our enterprise in Landerrouat

The vineyard of Chateau Franc Couplet in Landerrouat is managed in a sustainable way: we are committed to improving production and reducing our impact on the environment. We are certified with "High Environmental Value" level 3.

The grapes are harvested at maturity, the cellar works with efficiency. We diligently use our extensive experience and knowledge to produce traditional wines, and modern wines.



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Our engagements 


The development of quality products requires a constant personal commitment, in close collaboration with Jean-Louis VINOLO, our consultant oenologist and valuable ally of the estate. This allows us to highlight the best of each terroir. All the work of the winegrower is based on both patience and efficiency, a knowledge of the different grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon for red wines, Sauvignon for white wine).

For many years, we have been committed to working with the environmental concerns at the forefrontof our practice. We always try to reconcile the constraints inherent in our business such as changing weather, economic constraints and sociological constraints. 

Since 2005, we have been certified in sustainable agriculture.

The rosé from Chateau Franc Couplet millésime 2005 received a Gold Medal in a competition for wines made from grapes from vineyards certified as undertaking sustainable agriculture practices in 2007.

We took an additional step in 2019, by having our operation certified "High Environmental Value" level 3 : this level attests to  our commitment to respect the environment. From now on, our wines can bear the HVE logo, and guarantee you products that respect nature.

Our honey


Here are our workers in full productivity.


Another nectar to consume without moderation and that young people under 18 can taste!

Discover our different wines

Look at our site and discover our grape varieties, medals, winemaking methods and much more.


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