Founded by Gabriel Ferrière, a member of the royal court in the 18th Century, the
history runs deep in this Margaux property. It was classified Third Growth in the 1855
classification round-up, and didn’t leave Ferrier hands until 1914. A succession of
owners later, it has ended up with the Villars family.
At 12 hectares, Ferrière is one of
the smallest of the 1855 Classified Growths, with a vine mix of 65% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Currently managing the vineyard and
winemaking activities, Claire Villars Lurton is at the beginnings of a dedicated
programme to restore this unique gravel and limestone property, with a parcel at the
heart of the Margaux village, to its original splendour.