A visit to Château de Beaucastel, Famille Perrin‘s legendary wine estate in Chateauneuf du Pape is a must see.
The beautiful estate – based in the South of France – is located in a superb surrounding. Famille Perrin‘s world-renowned wines and great restaurant (Black truffles are now served until end of February at L’Oustalet) are definitely worth the visit.
About Famille Perrin
From the legendary Château de Beaucastel to the partnership with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Miraval, Famille Perrin has experienced more than a century of success. Voted Personality of the Year 2014 by the leading European wine magazine – Decanter Magazine – Famille Perrin is now the largest owner of vineyards in the best terroirs of the Southern Rhone Valley. Famille Perrin is both a pioneer and visionary family: a pioneer in organic farming since 1953 and in biodynamic winegrowing since 1970, the first to have used the Rhone varietals in the U.S. and to believe in the potential of Paso Robles from 1989. The family also promotes its region with the creation of the L’Oustalet restaurant and hotel, at the heart of a wine growing village in Gigondas (Provence).
Famille Perrin, the owner of Château de Beaucastel, and the largest owner of vineyards in the best terroirs of the Southern Rhone Valley, opened few years ago a restaurant at the heart of the village of Gigondas, l’Oustalet, in order to share their passion for food and wine pairing. The restaurant is situated in the beautiful village of Gigondas, a typical Provence village, and you can find there more than 12.000 bottles of wines, including the whole range of Famille Perrin and of course Château Miraval, made in partnership with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The restaurant has its own vegetable garden and the chef, Laurent Deconninck, cooks terroir products in a gastronomic touch.
Wine Lovers Can Stay at the Family Hotel
In 2014, Famille Perrin opened there a small hotel, a “family house”, very charming place for people to enjoy a full experience in Provence. The spirit is to welcome the guests as they are at home, as a family, with very cozy rooms. Celebrate truffles, a luxurious product and during your visit, wine lovers can stay at their Hotel in Gigondas, enjoy a lunch or dinner at the restaurant l’Oustalet and a visit of the legendary Château de Beaucastel.
A Family Business for Generations
If the worldwide success of “La Vieille Ferme” has contributed, since 1970, to the recognition of the quality of the Rhone Valley wines in more than 80 countries and to the development of the wine estate, the company has remained a family business. Famille Perrin consists of two generations, nine brothers, sisters and cousins who share the tasks and decisions under a philosophy of excellence initiated by Jacques Perrin. The legendary cuvée “Hommage à Jacques Perrin “, a tribute to him, is the only non Bordeaux French wine to be distributed by Bordeaux negociants alongside the Premiers Crus Classés. Associated with the world’s finest wine producing families, Famille Perrin is a member of the Primum Familiae Vini association since 2006. For more information visit www.beaucastel.com