is a family estate run today by Sophie Cerciello and her husband Didier Simonini. It extends over 20 hectares in the extreme west of the Côtes de Provence appellation on a mixture of clay and limestone soil on a hillside overlooking the sea.
The family’s wine history began in 1900, when great-grandfather, Emile Bodin, decided to become a wine grower in Cassis, and he created the vineyards of Clos Val Bruyère. Much later, in 1989, the family acquired Château Barbanau whose winery had been abandoned and whose entire harvest had been sold to the cooperative since 1960. The entire Château Barbanau estate was restored and the first vintage was born in the same year.
Le Clos Val Bruyère itself is a 7.5 hectare-plot bearing the stamp of Emile Bodin, in the heart of the Cassis vineyards. This exceptional terroir between the sea, land and sun, gave birth to the Clos Val Bruyère and Kalahari wines. True to the tradition which has made Cassis wines famous, Château Barbanau prefers to make white wine only. The entire vineyards have been certified as organically grown since 2008
More informations on the website Barbanau