The 20th century,
The first turning point

Turning water into wine!

In the late 1970s, Château de Ferrand changed hands for the only time in its history.

One day in December 1977, Baron Bich – a visionary industrialist who founded the company bearing his name – announced to his family that he was going to ‘turn water into wine’!
There was nothing miraculous about this: he simply sold his shares in a mineral water brand to purchase Château de Ferrand.

A family shareholding

After Baron Bich’s demise, ownership remained in the family.

Today, Ferrand is run by his daughter Pauline Bich Chandon-Moët and her husband Philippe Chandon-Moët.

2012, Ferrand becomeS a saint-Émilion grand cru classÉ
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