Raymond Ragnaud

Paul Ragnaud settled at the Château de Ambleville in Cognac’s premier cru, the Grand Champagne, in 1920, one of many in a family line of growers dating back to 1860. He was succeeded in 1941 by his son Raymond, who decided to market the Cognacs they produced under the Raymond Ragnaud name. In the 1960s, with the help of Raymond’s wife and two children, Françoise and Jean-Marie, the family expanded their vineyard holdings to encompass three properties in Ambleville, Criteuil-la-Magdeleine, and Lignères-Sonneville. Francoise then carried on the family tradition, producing exceptional Cognac and Pineau de Charentes from Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, and Colombard.