Situated within the Margaux appellation, Château Ferrière is a boutique Left Bank Bordeaux producer. The domaine dates to the 18th century, taking its name from the original owner, shipbroker and the King’s hunting officer, Gabriel Ferrière. Château Ferrière was classed as a 3rd Growth in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, and remained in the Ferrière family until 1914. Today, it is owned by the Villars family, and managed by Claire Villars Lurton. Starting in 2000, Claire embarked upon a dedicated programme to breathe new life into her old family domaine, including the introduction of organic farming practices and biodynamics. The regeneration has seen quality rise markedly, with the style of the wines evolving in tandem.
Château Ferrière is one of the smallest of the 1855 Classified Growths. It’s 20 hectares of vines are located mainly in the commune of Margaux, with a parcel at the heart of the Margaux village itself. The soils are very deep Garonne river gravel over chalky limestone marl - classic Médoc. The vines are cultivated according to biodynamic principles. Claire believes this leads to increased finesse, depth, and balance in her wines, fully expressing the domaine’s exceptional terroir. Chateau Ferriere was certified organic in 2015 and biodynamic in 2018.
Produced in very small quantities and highly sought after, the Château Ferrière wines are elegant yet powerful, showcasing wonderfully bright fruit and acidity, with an underlying structure that tends towards the muscular.