The Centuries Old Vineyards of Château de Targe
Phelippeau of Pontchartrain, the personal secretary of King Louis XIV, acquired the estate of Château de Targe located close to forests of the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. Phelippeau offered the property to his daughter, who married Joseph Gigault of Targe Parnay, in 1655. Since then, the Château de Targe has remained in the same family. Each generation has contributed to the winery and its heritage winemaking in the appellations of Saumur Blanc, Saumur-Champigny, Saumur Brut, Saumur Rosé, Coteaux de Saumur.
The Modernization of Château de Targe
After the two World Wars, Fresnette with her husband Edgard Pisani restored Château de Targe. Their son, Edouard Pisani Ferry, graduated as an agricultural engineer in viticulture and took over the vineyards in 1976. He built a modern winery for Château de Targe with thermoregulated vats to ensure high quality winemaking techniques. During the 1990s,Château de Targe focused on the improvement and expansion of the vineyard by acquiring plots in different terroirs.
Discover Château de Targe
The wines produced include red, white, rosé and sparkling wines. The varieties of grapes used at Château de Targe include Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. The vineyard adheres to the “Terra Vitis” charter certifying the use of sustainable techniques and processes in the vineyard and the winery. Visit this 350 year old vineyard of Château de Targe to learn all about its history and enjoy a great wine tasting.