CHÂTEAU DE CARLES

Château de Carles

On the hillside of the Fronsac tertre just above the Isle river valley, and surrounded by 20 hectares of sloping vines, Chateau de Carles, fortified at the end of the 14th century, took its present appearance during the Renaissance period two centuries later. Celebrated by the poet Ronsard, Château de Carles became a beacon for illustrious thinkers and literary figures, such as Montaigne, La Boetie, Jean Jacques Rousseau amongst numerous others…120 years ago, Senator Guillaume Chastenet de Castaing buys the Château and enters the scene. He will be followed by his son Jacques, historian, writer, and member of the Académie Française, himself followed by his eldest son, Antoine.

Since 1983, the wine estate adventure rests on the shoulders of the 4th generation, represented by Constance Chastenet de Castaing and her husband Stéphane Droulers, now retired following 40 years of career as a partner at the famous international financial advisory bank, Lazard Freres. Relentlessly improving quality whilst respecting Nature without concessions, Constance and Stéphane, with the assistance of their advisor, Hubert de Bouärd, produce on these very beautiful historical landmark, wines that are modern, balanced, and respectful of the outstanding and magical terroir of Fronsac.

Château de Carles