The Fabre Family
Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
300 hectares located in the plain of Pierrefeu-du-Var at the gates of the Massif des Maures, this terroir of clay limestone is widely open to sea breezes, and enjoys ideal conditions to produce typically fruity wines of high quality. The chateau produces 85% rosé, 10% red and 5% white.
In 1932, Henri Fabre fell in love with l’Aumérade and bought the estate. He and his wife, Charlotte, were among the first bottlers and founders of Côtes de Provence wines. They overhauled the château and in 1955 were awarded the title of Cru Classé, which only 18 property owners in Provence can claim.
Helped by their son, Louis Fabre, they expanded their wine sales and exports. In 1956, Charlotte Fabre designed a unique bottle, one of the first in Provence, taking inspiration from one of Emile Gallé’s pâtes de verre vases. And so the Marie-Christine was born…Today, the wines are changing, the family is expanding and the future of Château de l’Aumérade is already under way with the next generation: Caroline, Clément and Delphine.
Château de l’Aumérade is part of the Fabre Domains, which forms the largest family vineyard in the Var region.