City of Origin:
Pessac sur Dordogne
Wilfrid and Jacquie FRANC de FERRIERE
Total Annual Production:
Carbonneau is the name of the plot of land on which was built a lovely chateau mid 19th century. At the time it was famous for sweet white wines. After WWII production slowly shifted towards towards red wine.
The chateau was built by the Bachan family. Having no children, it was sold in 1938 to Harold and Claude Ray, grand parents of the current owners, Wilfrid and Jacquie Franc de Ferrière. Wilfrid and Jacquie left New Zealand in 1992 with their 4 children to develop and run the estate.