Guerin, brand of Puy Gaudin in Gémozac (bons bois)
Robert Guérin has been active in viticulture and the production of pineau and cognac as far back as the 1930s. In the 1960s, his children took over. In 1967, they set up the Puy-Gaudin partnership together with some farmers from the area. Puy Gaudin makes the end products of the semi-finished products supplied by the farmers and puts them on the market. When it comes to cognac, they mainly do marketing and sales. In total, it concerns 400 hectares of vineyards in the bons bois region.
The director of Puy Gaudin is Dominique Gousseland. Recently (we wrote this in 2014), he entered into a partnership with Meukow to market the Pineau product more emphatically.
Today, as far as cognac is concerned, almost only the Guerin brand is made, a brand that dates back to 1835.
Update 2020: the brand name has been changed grom Guérin Frères to Guerin. The logo now says ‘depuis 1954’. The website has also been changed. Philippe Guérin is the director and his brother Julien is maître de chai. In addition to cognac and pineau, they also produce vermouth.
Range (bons bois): VS, VSOP, Napoléon, XO.
Brands under which cognacs have previously been produced by Guérin or by Puy Gaudin are:
- Henri de Brière
- Drouineau, Jacques
- Ruter Frères
- Trijol (made under management Trijol)
- Viticulteurs Saintongeais