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Château Barbebelle

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From trade to ancient Rome

Château Barbebelle is one of the oldest properties in the region. Today, Madeleine Herbeau, at the head of the estate, brings modernity and freshness to the ancestral know-how...

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(13) Bouches-du-Rhône

Château Barbebelle is one of the oldest properties in the region. A magnificent estate of more than 300 hectares, 40 of which are vineyards, a building and a park several hundred years old! Today, Madeleine, the winegrower, is there to bring modernity to this domain with old know-how. Don't rest on your laurels! At the domain, we like to discuss with the vines while strolling between the rows at daybreak! The winemaker dedicates herself to special moments like this several times a week! The space that Château Barbebelle enjoys allows the technical teams to plant only on the best parcels, those with the most interesting exposure and soil. On the property, we find a clay-limestone soil that is extremely beneficial for our vines. The vines are old (with an average age of 25 years) and have long roots that allow them to get the best of the soil. We only weed mechanically and do not use chemical weed killers.

Our story

Before, Château Barbebelle was almost the only property in the area, and the entire harvest was sold at the cellar on the spot. Today we are 7 wineries in our village alone. It is time to face the competition and find new markets! Being an only child, some people think that I was forced to take over the management of Barbebelle! Not at all! Disappointed by marketing in a large food group, although idealized by my business school, I did not hesitate long to choose life in Provence! The transition between my father and me was brutal. Imagine, Dad doesn't even know how to use a computer and I'm joining an online community! My strength is to have followed a quality commercial training thanks to which I have confidence in myself and in my ability to convince. I also have the desire to work hard to make Barbebelle evolve! Today we are 7 wineries in our village alone. It's time to face the competition and find new markets! Today we are 7 wineries in our village alone. It is time to face the competition and find new markets! As an only child, some people think that I was forced to take over the management of Barbebelle! Not at all! Disappointed by marketing in a large food group, although idealized by my business school, I did not hesitate long to choose life in Provence! The transition between my father and me was brutal. Imagine, Dad doesn't even know how to use a computer and I'm joining an online community! My strength is to have followed a quality commercial training thanks to which I have confidence in myself and in my ability to convince. I also have the desire to work hard to make Barbebelle evolve!

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"For me, being a winemaker means knowing my property by heart. Knowing how to take advantage of each square meter of his terroir to make this or that vine flourish and produce quality grapes. It is also knowing how to project oneself into the future and anticipate the plantations in an intelligent way (choice of the plots to be planted, of the grape varieties, of the developments...). Being a winegrower also means mastering 10 professions at the same time, you have to know how to: take care of your vines, make wine with rigor and elegance, choose the packaging for your bottles, manage supplies and logistics, sell your wine, manage the accounts, untangle the administrative strings, manage teams, and invent a communication agency! All the links in the chain are essential. I have complete confidence in our oenologist and I know I can count on him. He started his career at the same time as my father and now he has become one of the best oenologists in the South of France. He advises me as if I were his daughter!"Being a winemaker means knowing your property by heart. Knowing how to take advantage of each square meter of his terroir to make this or that vine flourish and produce quality grapes. It is also to know how to project oneself in the future and to anticipate the plantations in an intelligent way (choice of the plots to be planted, of the type of vines, of the installations...). I have complete confidence in our oenologist and I know that I can count on him. He started his career at the same time as my father and now he has become one of the best oenologists in the South of France. He advises me as if I were his daughter!

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