Who are we

In 1718, the Escarelle vineyard features on the early topographic surveys that were later to become the Cassini map (the first accurate map of France) in 1740. Belgian adventurer François Joseph Fournier strikes it rich in Mexico before returning in Europe and buys the island of Porquerolles and the Château de l’Escarelle in 1912. The former winery building was built at that time. More than century later, another entrepreneur takes over the vineyard of L’Escarelle. French captain of industry, founder and president of Itancia company, Yann Pineau fell in love with this beautiful place in 2014. Thanks to a substantial program of investment (high-tech storehouse, customized bottles and wine labels, the creation of on-site accommodation and a restaurant), he has injected new life into the Château de l’Escarelle with a view to turning it into one of the most prestigious wine estates in Provence. Boasting an outstanding location in the heart of Provence, the Château de l’Escarelle’s 100 hectares of vines flourish in 1000 hectares of unspoilt countryside. The vines are planted at up to 500 meters above sea level, hugging the slopes of the hills and adapting to the estate’s different soil types and profiles. The terroir’s distinctive character is perfect for creating highly-expressive, sophisticated wines. The estate is certified “Haute Valeur Environnementale” (High Environmental Value), being France’s most stringent environmental certification scheme, and is making the switch to organic production, demonstrating the Château de l’Escarelle’s deep-rooted commitment to protecting the natural world. Lately, Château de l’Escarelle wines have been praised by ones of the most regarded French and International critics such as Guide Hachette, Bettane & Desseauve, James Suckling and The Wine Advocate, demonstrating the increasing quality of the wines resulting from the significant investments, efforts & passion of our dedicated team.

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Postal address and digital presence

Domaine de L Escarelle