5 generations working in the interest of quality
M. Bielle-Navarre settled in the Bordeaux region in the 1900s and began to produce wine shortly thereafter. He went on sales trips to Normandy in order to sell his wine and created a nucleus of loyal customers who welcomed him year after year.
Fortunately, his children showed an interest in the family vineyard and after the First World War he decided to divide his clientele between his son and his daughter (Madame André Bayle), whose husband was also a wine grower.
His son-in-law perpetuated the system of direct sales to private customers and introduced them to Château La Carelle, increasing his customer base thanks to his many contacts and their friends.
At the time, orders were placed orally and customers were considered part of the family.
He inspired a great deal of confidence and friendship wherever he went.
In 1952, his only daughter married Claude Carreau, a winegrower from the neighbouring village of Cars.
Like his father-in-law before him, he travelled to Normandy to sell wine, and added his own wine, Château Barbé to the portfolio.
When M. Bayle died in 1956, Claude Carreau took over managing the business. Thanks to his enthusiasm, he significantly increased the number of consumers and also added new vineyard plots.
He was assisted starting in 1975 by his son, Xavier Carreau, and his son-in-law Alain Jourdan.
The trio now runs the family business, which was named Vignobles Bayle-Carreau.
Every member of the family partnership has his own job to do, but all canvass in Normandy, perpetuating the tradition of confidence and friendship.
In 2000, Cyril Jourdan, a trained oenologist, joined the family company. He represents the 5th generation to sell wine in every corner of Normandy. Today, M. Claude Carreau has retired, but still gives good advice to his children. His descendants Xavier Carreau, Alain Jourdan and Cyril Jourdan work on the 5 properties and are charge of marketing.