V&S NEWS N°532 – 16 to 22 September 2022

Date of publication : 19 September 2022

Provence : Château de Roquefort changes hands

Château de Roquefort and its 30 hectares of vineyards in the Côtes-de-Provence appellation have been bought by Cédric Menet, a member of the fourth generation of the Mulliez family.

Located at the foot of the Sainte-Baume massif, in Roquefort-la-Bédoule, “this family estate covers a total of 300 contiguous hectares and is located near Cassis, just a few kilometres from the coast”, Adam Dakin, who accompanied this transaction via his agency Wine Objectives, tells V&S News.

The new owner is planning a complete renovation of the buildings

Château de Roquefort, owned by the de Villeneuve Flayosc family since 1812, has been managed for 25 years by Raimond de Villeneuve. The vineyard has been organic since 2006 and is farmed biodynamically.

Five wines are produced, including :

  • Two reds : Les Mûres and Guele de Loup;
  • Two whites  : Les Genêts and Petit Salé,
  • And the rosé Corail.

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