Arbor gold

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Cersei Lannister drinking wine, by Cassandre Bolan © Fantasy Flight Games

Arbor golds are white wines from the Arbor in the Reach. The wines can be fruity and rich[1] and have an excellent reputation.[2][3] It is a favorite of Queen Cersei Lannister,[1][4][5] and Ser Ulf White was also fond of the sweet vintage.[6]


The crews of Lady Meredith and Autumn Moon opened casks of Arbor gold to celebrate having gone further west into the Sunset Sea than any other known ships.[7]

Princess Alyssa Targaryen poured a flagon of Arbor gold over the head of Prince Vaegon Targaryen when the boy insulted their sister, Princess Daella Targaryen.[7]

Ser Hobert Hightower served poisoned Arbor gold to Ser Ulf White after the Second Battle of Tumbleton. A suspicious Ulf insisted that Hobert drink the wine as well, and both men died from the poison.[6]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Queen Regent Cersei Lannister drinks multiple cups of Arbor gold during the Battle of the Blackwater.[1]

A Storm of Swords

Tyrion Lannister keeps a flagon of Arbor gold in his bedchamber within the Tower of the Hand, and he offers it to a nervous Sansa Stark on their wedding night.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Nestor Royce is given Arbor gold when he meets with Lord Petyr Baelish at the Eyrie.[9]

Septon Luceon, campaigning to become the next High Septon, serves suckling pig and Arbor gold to thirty of the Most Devout.[4]

Cersei chooses Arbor gold during a meeting of the small council,[4] and she later stays up late drinking the wine with Taena Merryweather.[4] The Queen Regent thirsts for the wine after learning of the taking of the Shields by the ironborn.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Tyrion finds three score casks of Arbor gold in the cellar of Illyrio's manse in Pentos.[10] Young Griff tells Tyrion that the pisswater prince was sold by his father for a jug of Arbor gold.[11]

Arbor gold is among the wine brought by Lord Wyman Manderly to Winterfell for the wedding of Ramsay Bolton and Arya Stark (actually Jeyne Poole).[12]

King Hizdahr zo Loraq sends Draqaz and Miklaz to bring him flagons of Arbor gold and red.[13]


Cersei beckoned to her page for another cup of wine, a golden vintage from the Arbor, fruity and rich. The queen was drinking heavily, but the wine only seemed to make her more beautiful; her cheeks were flushed, and her eyes had a bright, feverish heat to them as she looked down over the hall.[1]

—thoughts of Sansa Stark

Armen: We've drunk enough. Morn will be upon us sooner than we'd like, and Archmaester Ebrose will be speaking on the properties of urine. Those who mean to forge a silver link would do well not to miss his talk.
Leo: Far be it from me to keep you from the piss tasting. Myself, I prefer the taste of Arbor gold.[14]

We shall serve him lies and Arbor gold, and he'll drink them down and ask for more, I promise you.[9]

The best pie you have ever tasted, my lords. Wash it down with Arbor gold and savor every bite. I know I shall.[12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 60, Sansa VI.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 15, Davos II.
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.
  11. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
  12. 12.0 12.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
  13. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker.
  14. A Feast for Crows, Prologue.