The Fabre Family
Jean-Michel & Francoise Baudet
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
Schist and sand containing significant amount of quartz on the Mediterranean’s Maures-Esterel coastal range.
Château Saint-Honoré is located in the seaside Côtes de Provence sub-appellation of La Londe between Hyères and the Saint-Tropez Peninsula. The estate’s 160 acres of vines thrive on forested slopes amid oaks, pines and mimosa overlooking the Mediterranean’s Îles d’Or: Porquerolles, Port Cros, Le Bagaud and Le Levant. Schist and sand soils containing a significant amount of quartz dominate the Maures-Esterel coastal range. La Londe’s unique terroir, delimited from the larger, diverse Côtes de Provence appellation in 2008, yields high-toned rosés with floral aromas, red fruit flavors and long, minerally finish.
Château Saint-Honoré is owned by the Fabre family, vignerons in Provence since 1928. The descendants of founder Henri Fabre are also the proprietors of Château de l’Aumérade in Pierrefeu and Château de la Clapière in Hyères, two of the eighteen estates elevated to Cru Classé status in the 1955 classification. Like the two Cru Classé wines, Saint-Honoré is packaged in an elegant proprietary bottle based on a design by maître verrier Emile Galé. The Fabre’s custom Marie-Christine bottle was launched commercially in 1950 and along with Domaine Ott’s distinct vessel, inspired the classic flûte à corset now recognized as Provence’s signature bottle.