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
Soil type: Clay & limestone
Size: 10 ha
Average age of vines: 30 years
Annual production: 70 000 bottles
5% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing 12 to 14 months in oak barrels (25 % new)
Visit by appointment
English & Spanish spoken
Truffle & wine tasting