Château Ferrière


  • Property of Claire Villars Lurton, also at the head of the Château Haut Bages Liberal
  • Château Ferrière’s wine surprised critics with the speed with which he found the elite
  • Oenologist of reputation: Eric Boissenot
  • Ferriere is the smallest of the Médoc Grand Prix
  • Organic Agriculture Certification in 2015
  • Since 1993, Claire Villars Lurton continues the work of her mother by showcasing this precious terroir. She has managed the challenge of elaborating wines combining finesse and delicacy, with a very elegant character.
  • Excellent quality price relationships for the appellation
  • Very nice scores

The history of the name of Château Ferrière refers to its founder, Gabriel Farrière, who, in the middle of the eighteenth century, was royal broker in Bordeaux and officer of the king’s hunts. In 1855, on the occasion of the classification of Médoc wines, Château Farrière is classified Third Grand Cru Classé. The property remained in the hands of the Farrière family until 1914, when it was sold to Armand Feuillerat, then owner of Château Marquis de Terme, another Margaux Cru Classé. In 1952, Alexis Lichine took the management of the farm as a farmer, and all the wine was vinified at Château Lascombes. In 1988, the Villars family bought the estate and only in 1992 took over the exploitation of the vineyard and the vinification when the lease contract ended. She makes every effort to bring this treasure back to the light. The challenge is significant, so important renovations are undertaken with the desire to hoist Château Ferrière to the highest level.

The Château Ferrière vineyard is located in the heart of the village of Margaux. With its ten hectares, the property is the smallest of the classified Crus Medoc. The soil is composed of a deep Garonne gravel and deposited on limestone marls. It is said that in the Médoc, the vine must suffer, which is why the adopted density is 10,000 feet / ha. Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 65% of the composition of the vineyard, Merlot 30% and finally Cabernet Franc 5%. They express with talent their suffering to the delight of connoisseurs. The driving of the vineyard is traditional and reasoned. Since 1992, a huge work of exigency is deployed at the Château Ferrière notably in the vineyard but also in the cellars. The barrel cellar is semi-buried and therefore has the advantage of being isolated. It has a capacity of about 500 barrels, of which 40% are renewed each year. The wine ages 18 months in barrels. The vat is equipped with an automated thermo-regulation system. In 2015, the vineyard was certified Organic Farming.

At the tasting, Château Ferrière offers a nose mixing minerality, fruit and complexity. In the mouth, the margalais style is present with its balance, great elegance, freshness and fine tannins.

Their Team

  • Owner: Claire VILLARS LURTON
  • Brand Ambassadors: Caroline GOSSART (Asian markets), Pauline LURTON (Anglo-Saxon markets & Northern Europe), Sylvie VENNETIER (Francophone markets)
  • Oenologist: Eric BOISSENOT
  • Production Manager: Gérard FENOUILLET