Aptly named “beautiful place,” the sprawling 300 hectare Château Beaulieu estate is located just outside the village of Rognes in the heart of the southeastern region of Provence, France. It is the most expansize estate in the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation with 180 hectares of centuries old vines interspersed with stately oak, almond, and truffle trees. The vineyards are planted along the slopes of the dormant La Trévaresse volcano. The expansive estate benefits from a moderate Mediterranean climate and plays host to a diverse range of mineral-rich soils (calcareous clay and volcanic basalt) which contribute to the wine’s complexity.
Dating back to the 16th Century, Château Beaulieu was historically home to the great noble families of Provence. It was purchased in 2000 by Pierre Guénant who made significant investments to restore the Château to its original glory, upgrade the vineyards, and innovate the viticultural and winemaking philosophy to create superior quality Provencal blends from 100% estate-grown fruit.