When Jacques Thienpont visited the Chateau Goubau in 2015, he was immediately convinced that there was enormous potential for the domain. He decided to buy it together with his sister, Anne de Rayemaeker, as an investment for the Thienpont family.
Not long afterwards, they also bought the adjacent chateau and so a new adventure arose for this wine family. All vineyards are organically farmed and the wines are certified organic. Maxime Thienpont, who grew up at Chateau Labegorce Zédé in Margaux, has ultimate responsibility at L'Hêtre. In total there are about 35 hectares of vineyards with the possibility to plant another 10 hectares in the future. The various vineyards have a south-eastern location and the soil is composed of shale, limestone and calcareous clay.