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Charlotte's parents were in charge of the estate. When it was her turn to take over, she hesitated: at 27 years old and alone, Charlotte did not feel it. Fortunately, Clément has entered his life!Lire plus Learn more
The heart of the eponymous village and founded in the 12th century, Château de Jonquières is a historic estate in the Languedoc. Renovated in the 17th century as we see it today, it is classified as a Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments for its Italian Renaissance style architecture. Agricultural and wine-growing property above all, there are archives dating from the 13th century where the vine and olive tree are already mentioned. Since its foundation, Château de Jonquières has been passed down within the same family, making it a rare and unique place. In 2014, Charlotte took over from her parents with her husband Clément de Béarn and became winegrowers together. Their ambition is to continue to enhance the value of the terroir and heritage by creating expressive and elegant wines.
It is a great story that the Château de Jonquières is a great story! Never sold, always passed on to the same family, this property, which dates back to the 12th century, has been producing grapes and wine since its foundation. As early as 1870, the estate's wines were exported to Canada... Today, Charlotte and Clément represent the 32nd generation and intend to continue to perpetuate the history. At just 28 years old, they took over the estate's queens in 2014 by offering a new range of wines, working in Organic Agriculture and seeking to develop export markets and wine tourism.
Charlotte: "We both come from winegrower families. For me, as a child, it was out of the question that I would work the vineyard... I envisioned my future living in an apartment and in a big city!
At the end of my Management studies, I completely changed my mind... I couldn't see myself not returning to Jonquières! I wanted to take over the estate, but didn't dare to do it alone! Clément gradually became involved and became passionate about this so atypical, enriching but difficult profession.
We announced the takeover to my parents in September 2011 and devoted 2013 to wine training... 2014 marked the beginning of our winemaking adventure."
Clément: "When we are with our customers during tastings, it is an opportunity to discuss this product that drives us. They are always very enthusiastic about knowing the wine making process, the methods we use, our choices, etc... It's great to see them so involved and interested.