About the winery
CHATEAU PONTOISE CABARRUS has belonged to the TEREYGEOL family since 1959, the year in which Emile TEREYGEOL returned from Morocco (at the end of the protectorate). At the age of 60, he started a new profession as a winegrower. Despite several difficulties, he transmitted his passion for the vine and wine to his descendants. François TEREYGEOL, the actual owner, was 18 years old at the time. He studied the essentials of viticulture and oenology at the Institute for 3 years to learn how to make wine. In 1964, he started working for his father, and helped him put together a team of competent people.
He recruited qualified personnel, built up a client file, and hired the respected oenologist, Jacques BOISSENOT.
In order to reduce the financial charges of the property, he joined the INAO in 1966 as a technical controller where he remained until 1983. During these years, he continued to devote his free time to developing the family business.
In 1973, Emile TEREYGEOL decided to retire, handing over the estate to his two sons. François was named director.
In 1979, François TEREYGEOL and his wife, Odette (then a schoolteacher), decided to purchase his brother’s part and to create a new family business.
In 1983, he left the INAO to dedicate himself full-time to PONTOISE CABARRUS. Odette left her job as a teacher in 1986 for the same reason.
Since that time, thanks to great efforts invested to bring out the taste of the wine, they have been able to earn a living from their business. (Source: www.chateau-pontoise-cabarrus.com)
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