The vineyards of Chateau Victoria and Chateau Bourdieu-Vertheuil are situated in the commune of Vertheuil, close to Saint-Estèphe, in the Haut-Médoc region. The vines are planted on one single piece of land covering 60 hectares.
The vines of Chateau Victoria are located in the oldest plots and the specificity of this Cru Bourgeois comes from its terroir of fine gravel soils. Two grape varieties are cultivated here : Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%).
The vines of Chateau Le Bourdieu Vertheuil are principally Merlot and they are planted in chalky-clay soils with some sand.
Both chateaus have Cru Bourgeois classification.
Both wine properties have been in the Richard family since 1989 and they are run with equal diligence by the team of François Clauzel, with guidance from Eric Boissenot.
Its leading position in the restaurant wine supply business in Paris means that the Richard family has its finger on the fashion pulse, allowing it to create limited edition wines such as « La Petite Robe de Velours ».