The creators of whiskey Jack Daniel’s has sued one of the most famous winemakers in France, which bears the name of the province and the château de Chambord, to prohibit the use of the name of the region for wine production.
Based in Kentucky, the Corporation is challenging the right to use the name of the castle from the 16th century, located in the Loire valley.
The American company believes that wine cannot be called “Chambord” on the grounds that the firm for more than a decade produces the eponymous liqueur.
Castle created his vineyard three years ago in an effort to self-financing. This fall he released his first wine “Clos de Chambord” and “IGP Chambord”.
Jean d Hassonville, Director of the castle, built by king Francis I, outraged by the actions of the American company.
“Unimaginable that the liquor can prevent us to use the brand of our national heritage for our own products,” he said.
The us whiskey owner brown-Forman said in response that he bought the property at the commodity brand Chambord “many years ago”. However, the name has historical significance in France.