At the heart of the Coteaux Varois en Provence (PDO/AOP)
Our wines are made from grapes
of organic farming.
In the heart of the Coteaux Varois en Provence PDO/AOP, at the foot of the forest massif of the Loube mountain, the Château des Chaberts, an old winegrowing property of 250 hectares, including 30 hectares of vines, awaits you. The site is remarkable, the vineyard surrounds the bastide and the farm buildings. Some remains dating back to the Gallo-Roman period show the age of the place.
An exceptional terroir, at an altitude of 364 metres, sheltered from the prevailing winds, the vines grow on arid and stony hillsides, facing south on a clay-limestone soil. Thanks to a special microclimate that mitigates spring frosts and regulates the strong summer heat.
of Château des Chaberts
The wines of the Château des Chaberts have a lot of typicity. To the aromatic intensity they combine the structure and the roundness that a generous terroir gives them. Cared for with the greatest respect for tradition, with a permanent concern for quality, they are rewarded each year by the greatest professional competitions, Paris, Mâcon, Vinalies, etc… without forgetting the Guide Hachette.
- The harvest
In Garéoult, a property whose agricultural vocation dates back to the time of the Roman presence in Provence. In a vast environment of greenery, Betty-Ann Cundall, an Englishwoman very Provencal, watches over her vines, fiercely in love with the authenticity of her wines.
To the south of the Loube mountain, the Château des Chaberts extends over more than 250 hectares, in a preserved nature where only man’s agricultural work has left its mark. Since the beginning of the 1990s, an Englishwoman has presided over the destiny of the place. Betty-Ann Cundall has retained that charming accent that sounds like the discreet clock reminding us that it is tea time. But she didn’t have to force her nature to become an authentic Provençal in a few years. In love with the region, she embraced the destiny of the Château des Chaberts without hesitation.
Betty-Ann immediately embraced the agricultural vocation of this former residence of Doctor René Laforgue, one of the fathers of French psychoanalysis. She began by studying winegrowing techniques at the Lycée Agricole de Hyères, and then made major financial efforts to adopt a set of modern tools: new vats and quality equipment have thus contributed to the qualitative progress of the estate. In 1993, she hired a vineyard manager and a cellar master, who worked with her to produce wines whose authenticity went hand in hand with quality. Betty-Ann has loved this eternal Provence since her childhood, and has been keen to grow her business while maintaining a traditional vineyard culture.
Among the 30 hectares of vineyards, some old vines bear witness to the extent of the treatment that is administered here. The clay-limestone soil is very stony, and the temperate climate offers the subtle combination of exceptional sunshine and a permanent breeze. At night, the heat given off by the stones helps the vines to flourish. The care taken in working the plots and the meticulous search for balance in the cellar allow us to produce wines that regularly win medals at the most prestigious competitions.
7 days a week from 2am to 6pm Private tastings available
Visit to the estate
By appointment only
Le coup de Cœur
of the the winemaker
CUVÉE PRESTIGE Rosé
Eye: bright pink marble.
Nose: notes of white lilac, rose and passion fruit.
Palate: fullness for this tender and powerful wine at the same time. Aromatic persistence and fleshy finish.
Pairing: try with a foie gras terrine with fruit chutney, the best of the entente cordiale between French and British gastronomy.