Saint-Hippolyte, 33330 Saint-Emilion
The Ferrand Chateau has been an integral part of the Bordeaux wine history since the 17th century. One of its most remarkable attributes is that the chateau has remained within the same two families for 300 years, the present owners being the Baron Bich family.
The estate has its own unique charm, with a spectacular view over the Dordogne valley, elegant architecture and caves hewn out of stone that defy time as a tribute the “eternal glory of the Great King Louis XV”.
The Baron Bich family presides over an estate spanning 42 hectares, of which 32 hectares are vineyards. They value the quality of their wine but are also very conscious of the environmental impact of their production. Each plot is analysed and exploited differently based on its individual attributes (soil, grape variety, year of growth…). In addition, herbicides have not been used on any part of the estate for more than a generation now, earning the chateau the title of Terra Vitis. In 2012, the INAO committee awarded the Ferrand Chateau with the title of “Grand Cru Classé de Saint-Emilion”.
The estate produces its wine with great respect for the environment. The chateau has been certified Terra Vitis since 2012 and HVE level 3 since 2018. Within the property, the fauna and flora cohabit in perfect harmony with the vines. In this ecosystem deers, wild boars, migratory birds, hares, and cranes live in the park alongside the bicentennial trees and bees produce honey.
The castle offers you a dream night in one of the 3 prestigious rooms. Every room is in a quiet area with a view on the nature. You can spend a relaxing moment on the terrace, in the living room or at the bar, in a friendly atmosphere "like at home".
The chateau also offers you a gourmet experience at its host table where the private chef prepares a menu around seasonal products.
Adrien, official sommelier of the estate, will take you on a tour of the grounds and the cellars before guiding you through a tasting session of the vintages. Another activity is a wine blending workshop where you will have a specially selected variety of cheese platters and charcuterie plates.
“Wonderful people, competent staff and a top-notch service…”
Annette and Serge C. 30/07/2014
“Tried, tested and approved the “Chai le Vigneron” package in the region between the two seas on the brink of the Dordogne…”
Bastoun T. 04/11/2013