Vignobles Chanfreau
Discover our châteaux

Our
Philosophy

Our philosophy: sustainable viticulture

Plowed or grassed, according to the nourishing character of the soil, our vines are the object of all our care. The lightest soils are plowed and scratched to avoid too much summer water stress.

According to the method Cousinié, which advocates the balance between minerals, our only contributions are natural manures and trace elements.

Lastly, in order to respect the life of our soils as well as the environment, in case of heavy pressure of vine diseases, our vineyard treatments are made according to the principles of sustainable agriculture with selected products and at reduced doses.

In order to formalize these good practices, we entered the Terra Vitis environmental certification in 2015.

What is Terra Vitis ?

Terra Vitis is an environmental initiative committed to the preservation of French vineyards.
It incorporates measures to preserve the fauna and flora of our terroirs.
The estates are audited each year to monitor compliance with these rules.

Our
Situation

Like an amphitheater, the vineyard faces the châteaux since the origins of the vintage. Only the creation of appellations has split it between the Listrac-Médoc Appellation and the Moulis Appellation in Médoc. Its vineyards occupy the highest point of the Medoc (43 m) and its gravelly slopes.

On these magnificent gravelly slopes are produced in appellation:

 

  • AOC Listrac : Château Fonréaud and Château Lestage
  • AOC Moulis : Château Chemin Royal, et Château Caroline
  • AOC Bordeaux White: Le Cygne de Fonréaud and La Mouette de Lestage
The vine is cultivated in the greatest respect for the plant and the environment according to the precepts of the Cousinié Method.
Contact us
The Chanfreau
family
1962

Léo Chanfreau, winemaker in Algeria, returns with his family in Metropolitan France and buys Château Fonréaud. Everything has to be done: the vineyard has only 17 hectares of very old vines and the venerable wooden vats are doomed to destruction.

1963

Marcel Chanfreau, Léo’s father buys Château Lestage.

1970

Victim of a tractor accident, Leo leaves his work unfinished. His father, Marcel, then takes over Jean, who was a child at this time child, decides to come back and live in Listrac as soon as he finishes his studies as agronomist.

1978

Jean becomes 20 years old estate manager.

1983

Château Fonréaud is recognized by the profession by becoming a member of the Bordeaux Wine Academy and the closed circle of the Union des Grands Crus.

1985

Jean starts work on finishing the château and optimizing the vineyard. They will last six years.

1989

This is the rebirth vintage of t”Le Cygne”, created by the Mauvezin Leblanc a century ago. The planting will release its first production of white wine for the 1991 vintage.

2002

Purchase of Clos des Demoiselles, 3.5Ha property in the Listrac-Médoc appellation.

2016

Renaissance of “La Mouette”, white wine of the château Lestage replanted on 0,5Ha.

Discover
our estates

A 45 minutes de Bordeaux, venez découvrir nos propriétés

Le Château attisera la curiosité des plus jeunes avec son jeu de piste dans le parc autour du château ainsi que celle des plus grands amateurs de vins en suivant la visite guidée !

Amateurs ou connaisseurs, en famille ou entre des amis, laissez-vous guider !

Discover

Your Events
Celebration

Looking to organize a family reception? Or a seminar for your company? Look no further, the Château Lestage welcomes you in its green setting 45 minutes from Bordeaux to organize your events, and make them unforgettable.

Discover