Chateau Vermont is located in the historic and viticultural heart of the Entre-deux-Mers, a hilly region nicknamed Bordeaux Tuscany with its magnificent landscapes and sunsets. Located 35 km from Bordeaux, the specificity of Chateau Vermont is that it is bordered by the Garonne and Dordogne rivers - the two "seas". Targon is also one of the 9 communes that can claim the appellation Entre-deux-Mers Haut-Benauge. For thousands of years, different periods have shaped the soils of the property that are made up of clay and limestone, retaining the minerals and organic matter which today favor the richness of the wines.
Planted in the shape of an amphitheater, the vineyard - entirely drained - is located on the high limestone plateau of the Entre-deux-Mers between 70 and 100 meters of altitude, benefiting from the climatological influence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers.
The white vines are planted on limestone slab with asteria (extension of Saint-Emilion) - this type of soils is perfectly suited to the Sauvignon. The red vines are planted high up on the hilltops, on deep clay soils (vein of Pomerol) with limestone - a great terroir for Merlot.
Chateau Vermont is a historical property of the Entre-Deux-Mers area. In 1874, it was listed as a "Premier Cru" of the Entre-deux-Mers (Guide Féret 1874 -3rd edition). The estate is now run by husband and wife David and Elisabeth Labat - the 4th generation of the family winegrowers.
After specialized studies in viticulture and oenology, Elisabeth joined the family estate alongside her parents, Jacques and Colette Dufourg. Elisabeth was then joined by husband David, very much involved in wine, and bringing his technical knowledge as well as commercial dynamism. Together they carried out significant renovation work. A brand new winery and bottling cellar were built in just 6 months out of the historic clay outbuildings - investments in modern equipment to improve quality.
After years of practicing sustainable agriculture, Château Vermont obtained HVE level 3 certification. This certification attests to the family commitment to using environmentally friendly processes that promote biodiversity.