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Heritage and Growth: The Evolution of the Château Font Barrièle Estate Since 1857
In 1857, Auguste Gourjon planted the first grape-plants of the domain, in Joncquieres Saint Vincent. Since, Font Barrièle’s vineyard has grown in the hands of the Gourjon family though a fusional relationship with the soil that feeds them. Leon, Robert and now Christian passed on the baton of this much cared for and respected land, preserving it for the future generations.
Renewal and Expansion: The Renaissance of Domaine Font Barrièle under Christian Gourjon
In 2012, Christian Gourjon with the help of his father Robert Gourjon took over the reins of the family domain after a professional life already filled by different vine-wine configurations. He restructured and increased it to reach the 72 ha current surface area.
Towards a Sustainable Era: Caroline's commitment to Biodynamic and Organic Farming at Domaine Font Barrièle
After 15 years as an oenology consultant for organic and biodynamic winemakers, Caroline joined Christian working on the domain in 2015. As an agronomist engineer and thanks to her awareness as far as agricultural organic practices are concerned, she listens to the rhythms of nature. The result: a domain which is now fully organic and biodynamic.
Heritage and Passion: The philosophy of preserving the terroir at the heart of Domaine Font Barrièle
“I am conscious, that today, I am handing down history : our wines reflect the respect that I have for my ancestors, the love that I have for my people and the care that I bring to this terroir.” Christian GOURJON