Gérard Bertrand Wines is above all a family story. The story began in 1975 when, after two generations of winegrowers who had contributed to the creation of the company, Gérard Bertrand decided to interrupt his career as an international rugby player to devote himself fully to the family wine estate, which he had been running since he was 22.
Today, Gérard Bertrand wines are based on four values: excellence, innovation, naturalness and conviviality. This is why the house has become so renowned over the years and is considered the ambassador of the great wines of Occitania throughout the world. From the proximity of the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coastal vineyards, Gérard Bertrand owns 16 Châteaux and Domaines. Convinced that viticulture in harmony with nature is the best way to produce great wines that reflect all the nuances of their terroir, Gérard Bertrand chose biodynamic viticulture very early on, which gives him a modern and visionary outlook on the world of wine. Preservation of old vines, soil cultivation, manual harvesting, all the tools are present so that the house can create authentic and unique wines. Red, White, Rosé... and even Orange, discover premium wines from the South of France!
Thanks to the shop present 7 days a week at Château l'Hospitalet, you can come and discover the great wines of Gérard Bertrand.
More than 90 different types of wine from the Occitanie region are available, from the 16 Gérard Bertrand estates. Through these terroirs, great wines stand out, such as Clos d'Ora, Clos du Temple, Domaine de Villemajou... Wines of international recognition that have earned them many awards, including "Clos Temple 2019" which was voted best rosé in the world in 2020 or "Château de l'Hospitalet Grand Vin Rouge 2017" which was awarded the prize for the best red wine in the world via the IWC 2019 competition. L'Hospitalet customers/visitors will be able to request a guided tour of the estate (in coordination with the calendar), come and take part in a totally free tasting or enjoy a walk around the estate. All these wine tourism experiences will allow you to enter into a total alchemy with the house and discover the history of Gérard Bertrand.
At Château l'Hospitalet, you will also be able to discover two superb restaurants (one of which is gastronomic) supervised by chef Laurent Chabert ("L'art de Vivre", currently being renovated and due to reopen in early May, and "Chez Paule"), as well as the Hospitalet Beach, which includes a cocktail bar, a restaurant and a wide range of leisure activities (paddle, yoga, etc.). The Soleilla Spa will also invite you to come and enjoy unique experiences harmonising body and mind.
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