Land cultivated by Romans, a typical château from the 16th century, 45 hectares of vines in a 300 hectare nature reserve sit 16km north of Aix-en-Provence and is home to Château Barbebelle, one of the oldest wineries in Aix-en-Provence.
It is the stronghold of the Herbeau family since 1940 and is now run by Madeleine, part of the fourth generation who joined her father after business school to help write the future of the family business. Madeleine’s husband, Valentin, also manages production from vineyard to winery making it truly a family affair. Their ambition is to create so much more than just a winery: an experience for the epicurious, for connoisseurs and music lovers who can stay in one of their exclusive gîtes and enjoy concerts in the courtyard.
At the château they produce three ranges. Barbebelle Rosé Fleuri features a highly unique artistic and floral interpretation of the winery’s name “a beautiful beard”. This wonderful wine has achieved great acclaim and we were delighted to celebrate the success of Château Barbebelle when Rosé Fleuri was named ‘Best Rosé of the Year 2020’ by Decanter Magazine. Cuvée Madeline white, rosé and red express the elegance and freshness that are typical of the appellation Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. And then there’s Cuvée Héritage the flagship wine in a beautiful bottle made from the finest grapes from the vineyards and also available in magnum.
As a family so passionate about nature they are dedicated to preserving the land with the utmost respect for the environment. Château Barbebelle is certified HVE and Agriculture Raisonnée, a French certification system whose primary objective is to control the quantities of inputs, and in particular the chemical substances used (pesticides,fertilizers) in agricultural production processes in order to limit their impact on the environment.