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Hélène BRUN-PUGINIER

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Documentation & History Manager,
Website Administration

Hélène Brun-Puginier is originally from the Bordeaux area, where she studied literature at Lycée Michel Montaigne, then went on to take a degree in geography at Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III University.

She was introduced to the world of wine in her fourth year at university, during her master's degree course, thanks to a commission from the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aquitaine to produce a geographical and economic study of Soulignac, a small winemaking village in the Entre-Deux-Mers. (Her work was published and received an award from the Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux). From that point on, she specialised in rural geography and the history of the Graves de Bordeaux vineyards. In 1991, she obtained her DEA in Rural Geography with a dissertation on the history of Château Carbonnieux (published by Stock in 1999). Since that time, she has completed a number of research projects for Bordeaux wine estates, focusing particularly on the Graves and Pessac-Léognan areas.

Job and know-how

Hélène met André Lurton for the first time in 1991, when he commissioned her to carry out detailed research into the history of Château La Louvière, to prepare the application for the building to be recognised as a Listed Historic Monument.

In May 1998, she was recruited by Vignobles André Lurton to research the history of all the firm's estates. In October 2010, she co-authored "Château La Louvière, le Bel Art du Vin" with journalist D. Ters, published by La Martinière (Prix Philippe de Rothschild 2010).

More recently, in November 2011, she was appointed head of Documentation and History for the Vignobles André Lurton, as well as website administrator.

Hélène considers that Bordeaux wines have a unique capital on the world market: 2,000 years of history that should be shared with wine lovers, so that they can identify more fully with this outstanding culture.