Xavier and Caroline Perromat bought Château de Cérons in June 2012. The château has been built beginning of the 18th century, and was the residence of the Marquis de Calvimont, political and military family from Normandy. It was often visited by the Duc de Richelieu, Minister of Louis XV. With the purchase came Château du Mayne, which Xavier and Caroline are renting. Xavier had been working in Château de Cerons with his father Jean Perromat since 1981 (the Perromat family has been in the Bordeaux region since the 16th century) and Caroline had been working at Château Haut-Bailly, Cru Classé de Pessac Léognan, for 15 years.
Now they are focusing their efforts on the management of the vineyard, the planting of Merlot vines surrounding the château and the renovation of the cellar (new equipment and temperature control system).
In April, they decided to open the property to the public, which coincided with the inauguration of “La Route des Vins de Graves.”