A Dream Come True
About thirty years ago, Frank Magiera became insanely passionate about wine, and today following an international industrial career, he has moved on to fullfill his dream to become a winemaker. Determined to get closer to their family and to take on this new challenge, Frank and his wife Marie left their lives in the United States, Los Angeles, in 2019 to come back to France. First vintage in 2020: let the adventure begin!
The Ressaudie estate covers 35 hectares, 14.5 hectares of which are devoted to vines on clay-limestone soils very suitable for viticulture. The red vineyard is made up of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also soon a plot of Malbec. The white vineyard is made up of sauvignon blanc, sauvignon gris and sémillon, to which will be added in 2021 a parcel of alvarinho.
Sales and Wine Tasting
The Château la Ressaudie wine cellar, currently undergoing reconstruction, is open by appointment. You can taste and buy the wines produced on the estate. At first, only our Bergerac range will be available, but from this fall our white Montravel will be ready. You will have to be patient to discover the Montravel reds, which will not be bottled until 2022. We can also offer tours of the cellar and vineyard by reservation. To find out more and to book your visit or tasting, contact us!
In the near future, we would like to set-up a few wine oriented events like organized wine tastings, concerts in the park, themed evenings, walks throughout the vineyards, BBQs,…All in the spirit of conviviality, and showcasing our great wines.