Château Thivin

+33(0)474034753 Famille GEOFFRAY Château THIVIN
ODENAS, 69460
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A twelfth-century manuscript mentions a Lady who grants to Humbert III, Lord of Beaujeu, her “forty-man” property: the Clos de Brouilly, which later passed to the Canons of Saint Irénée of Belleville In the fourteenth century the first part of the manor which was to become known as Château Thivin was built. The date 1383 can still be seen above the door of a small cellar. After the Canons, the Marquis de Vichy owned the property until the Revolution. Then it was sold as property of the nation to a parliamentary lawyer named Thivind, whose name the château still bears. On 8 June 1877, in a year when the region had been ravaged by frost and phylloxera, my ancestor Zaccharie Geoffray, a farmer from around Villefranche sur Saône, bought the estate at auction, with a little under two hectares of vines. From 1894 his son Claude greatly expanded the estate by purchasing vineyards and houses. Claude’s son, also named Claude, took over the estate on his return from the Great War. He countered the slump Read more »

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