A unique place

La Gordonne may be a dream, or even a myth, but when you are there, all of Provence becomes a reality.

‘There, you can learn the art of doing nothing at all, living at nature’s pace, amidst the vines and the sunshine. Relax in a summery lounge chair in front of the Château, to read or watch the clouds float by, while lulled by the sound of birds and crickets. Take a stroll in the natural schist cirque where the vines grow, producing grapes that will be used to make Château La Gordonne’s sun-drenched wines—the essence of summer. This estate is so intensely close to nature, so wild and so beautiful. It was built upon the dreams of craftsmen passionate about their wine. Little by little, they built one of the largest and most beautiful wine-growing estates in Provence.

La Gordonne may be a dream, or even a myth, but when you are there, all of Provence becomes a reality. In the shade of its palm trees, Château La Gordonne resembles its wines: warm, refined, and—in a word—radiant. 

 
 

A historic site in Provence

Château La Gordonne has always had wide appeal. As early as the 1st century BC, the Romans set up on the site of La Gordonne to take advantage of its vines and its wines, but above all, to enjoy the exceptional microclimate of La Gordonne’s schist crater.

In 1300, the Carthusians from the La Verne monastery near Pierrefeu du Var began working the vineyard. Sully, a fine connoisseur, stayed at La Gordonne several times, although it was known as ‘La Mayon d’Aurran’ at the time. The estate was planted with vines and olive trees, and took its name from Conseiller de Gourdon, who owned it from 1650 to 1663. Then in 1663, the Conseiller de Dedons, Lord of Pierrefeu, bought part of the Aurran property known as ‘La Gordonne’ and its house, vines, and olive trees.

 
   
 

The château’s bell

Château La Gordonne is also home to one of the 174 bells of the Var, which predate the French Revolution. This particular bell dates from 1654 and comes from a former chapel which would have been located on the La Gordonne lands.

It is decorated with a row of scrolls and a cross adorned with scrolls standing on a two-tier structure, bearing the inscription ‘IESUS MARIA JOSEPH’. In addition to their religious purpose, these bells were used to warn of fires and invasions or to mark any other important occurrences.

The bell now sits upon the roof at Château La Gordonne, serving as a natural emblem of the Château’s products and a strong symbol of our heritage.
This bronze bell was declared a listed monument by ministerial order dated 11 January 1982.

 

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