Chateau La Verriere is located in Landerrouat, one of the many small communes of the Gironde department, approximately 30 km southwest of Bergerac. This area, found in the Entre de Mers region of Southwest France, has a typical “oceanic climate” with cool winters and well-dispersed precipitation patterns throughout the year.
The estate is currently owned and managed by Alain Bessette, who’s father, Andre, purchased in the 1960’s. Andre restructured and replanted these initial plots which had been abandoned after the phylloxera infestation of the 19th century. In the 1980’s, he extended the estate to 20 hectares while also modernizing the equipment and expanding the winery. Alain joined his father in 1999 in order to continue the quality of work in taking care of the soils and environment that Andre had established over 30 years prior. The estate now covers over 60 hectares.