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History

THE STONES OF CHÂTEAU PUECH-HAUT ARE RICH WITH HISTORY

Gérard Bru, owner of the Puech-Haut estate, is a man of great personal resources. An industrialist who decided to go into wine production, he returned to his oldest passion: working on the land.
His habit is to think big! For him, half-measures will never do. He knows where he’s going and how to get there. From his years in industry, he has honed the skills of management and development. He is a man of the “land” and he has always been someone who insists on concrete results and not just talk. While some dream and plan, he is a doer. Starting with a land devoid of any grapes, he has built what is now one of the largest vineyards in the region, and at its heart was born the “Château Puech-Haut”, built from the stones of the old Prefecture of Montpellier. This was originally a bourgeois residence built in Italian style between the 17th and 18th centuries, and it was slated for demolition.
Gérard Bru bought the structure and then transplanted it stone by stone in the middle of his new property. During this work, he discovered an ornamental stone ram’s head from a 12th or 13th century chapel, and it became the emblem of Château Puech Haut. Given the things he has achieved, Bru is something of a magician.