Yes, the establishment date of 1866 is correct. In that year Frenchmen Joseph Bernard Raymond and Auguste Nicolas took up a 130ha selection and erected a large wooden winery and cellar, with production ranging up to 360 000 litres in a year in its heyday. They named it Champsaur after Raymonds native valley in France, and it is said to be the oldest French winery in the southern hemisphere. In recent years it traded as Lachlan Valley Wines, but under the ownership of Pierre Dalle it has reverted to its traditional name and French ownership.
This winery is now closed.
You can still review past tasting notes below.