Cross the front steps and enter this unique place just 20 minutes from Bordeaux.
A family estate decorated with care where you can experience the life in a Château.
Welcome to Château Couffins.
Château Couffins enjoys a privileged geographical location in the heart of the Bordeaux region, in a rural environment close to the most famous tourist sites of the Region: the Citadel of Blaye, the village of Bourg-sur-Gironde, the Gironde estuary, the wine estates of Médoc and Saint-Émilion or the Bassin d’Arcachon.
A green setting of several hectares with century-old magnolias where the sweetness of life reigns... During your stay at the Château, you will also be able to take full advantage of the many services on offer: two large barbecues, garden furniture, chairs, tables and deck chairs, a ping-pong table and table football... and last but not least, the swimming pool! At the back of the Château, you will also discover a pretty farm with all the charm of country life.
A family story
Let's go back to the origins of the Château… a story dating back to before the French Revolution! Already at the time, a large Gironde family was behind the construction of the Château: Du Perrier de Larsan. Since then, the Château has been passed down from family to family. The latest: the Vandenberghe-Parret family, owners since 1956 and responsible for many changes for the Château. History continues to be written every day... and always with the family!
1874 - 1922
An important place in the Fronsadais
Successively Auguste Seigan Jr, André Cousteau and his son Albert (parents with Commander Jacques-Yves Cousteau), the Dromilly family and the Civil Society took possession of Château Couffins and worked to improve vine working techniques and contributed to the reputation of the domain. Gradually, however, the decline is felt...
1949 - 1956
The destruction of the vineyard
This period marks a brutal change for the wine world: the lack of recognition of wines through an appellation as well as disastrous weather conditions with the episode of hail and snow in 1956 lead to the total decline of the estate. The vineyard is destroyed, the vines are uprooted, the Château is no longer recognised as a wine estate.
1956 - 2009
The revival of the Château
Of Belgian and Norman origin, the Vandenberghe-Parret family took over the estate and took up the challenge: restructuring the estate, cereal polyculture and cattle breeding. In 2009, the estate was reorganized. Family ties have never been so strong between the children and grandchildren who grew up at the Château. The farm continued under the direction of the brother, then a nephew, while the Château returned to Nathalie who transformed it into furnished tourist accommodation.
The mother-daughter duo
The family story continues today with a 100% female duo. In charge of the development of Château Couffins since 2009, Nathalie Bonnet is now accompanied by her daughter Anouk. Hospitality, modernity and creativity define these two women passionate about the estate, and always on the lookout for new ideas to develop the Château!
Nathalie and her daughter, Anouk
Couffin du Périer
Located in a rural environment, the Château and the farm attached to it are inseparable. In memory of the different generations and to ensure the sustainability of Château Couffins, Nathalie – winegrower in the Bourgeais – has created a branded wine: Château Couffin du Perrier. Aged in barrels, this 100% Merlot organic red wine will seduce you with its bouquet of red fruits, marked by a melted wood finish. A wine to discover in the cellar of the Château!