Château La Croix


The property belonged to the DORNEAU family for several generations, going back to 1870.

At the begenning our ancestor, Madame Viaud, who believed in the development of the Fronsac Appellation, bought several small parcels to form the first of our properties, the Château LA CROIX.

In 1949, her niece, Jeanne, inherited the property and bought with her husband “roger”, a second one, the Château ROULLET, classified in Canon Fronsac.

In 1960, Michel, the son of Roger, bought the vineyards of Château PONTUS.

Today, Patrick, the son of Michel, manages all the vineyards and participates in the collective management of the Fronsac and Canon Fronsac wine appellations and in the collective management of the truffle production from “gironde”.

Other wines from this property :

Château Pontus, Château La Rose Chevrol, Château Barrail Chevrol

Key Information

AOC: Fronsac

Soil type: Clay & limestone

Size: 10 ha

Average age of vines: 30 years

Annual production: 70 000 bottles

Grape varieties:

90% Merlot

5% Cabernet Franc

5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine making:
Ageing 12 to 14 months in oak barrels (25 % new)


Visit by appointment

Groups welcome

English & Spanish spoken

Truffle & wine tasting

Address & Contact

Château la Croix – SCEA Dorneau et Fils

1 Croix Ouest – 33126 Fronsac

Tel : +33 (0) 5 57 51 31 28