History of Château Saint Pierre

Welcome to a land of legend, in a vinyard steeped in history and traditions.

The winery is built at the pars urbana level of a Gallo-Roman villa. This villa, which followed an occupation at the end of the 1st century BC, was abandoned in the 5th century AD. The presence of marble and mosaic tesserae evoke the wealth of this establishment. The known origins of the Château Saint-Pierre go back to the 11th century according to the writings. Recent restoration work on the winery has brought to light the remains of Saint-Pierre church which belonged to Foulques, Seigneur des Arcs. This priory was bequeathed, along with its land, in 1055 to the Abbey of Saint-Victor in Marseille and later became a rural property dependent on the parish of Les Arcs.

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Four générations of winemakers

Château Siant Pierre is above all a beautiful family story. The love of the vineyard and winemaking is passed on from generation to generation and the estate still benefits today from this family transmission.

Like a inheritance transmitted naturally, four generations of enthusiasts have followed one another at Château Saint Pierre. All have taken up the family torch with the aim of producing the best quality of Côte de Provence wines by combining terroir and modernity. The four key figures in our vineyard have all left their mark on the history of the Château and the latest generation, still at the head of the estate, is responsible for continuing the family tradition in the rules of the art.

Jean Guido : 1st owner of the estate

It was at the beginning of the 20th century that Jean Guido, then owner of an estate at the foot of the Massif des Maures, bought Château Saint-Pierre. At that time, the Château divided its activity between vineyards and fruit trees. This ancient acquisition is the starting point of the hitory of the estate, which continues to this day. .

Alexandre Victor, the son-in-law takes over

In the 40s, Alexandre Victor, Jean Guido's son-in-law, took over and developed the vineyard by planting the grape varieties which are currently the hallmarks of the Château's grands crus. It is thanks to his passion for good wines that Alexandre Victor was able to breathe new life into the estate.

Jean Victor, The knowledge of a winegrower

It has 70s that Jean Victor, son of Alexandre, focused his knowledge on the vineyard. Having been immersed in the wine world from a young age and knowing the winery since its birth. Jean Victor took over the reins of the family château and breathed all his knowledge into producing wines of consistently superior quality.

Jean-Philippe Victor : modernization

The current owner, Jean Philippe Victor, took over the family business in 1987. Taking over from his father, Jean Philippe Victor is responsible for continuing the history of the vineyard by combining tradition and modernity of production.

Château Saint-Pierre continues to grow its fame and reputation by organizing events open to the public.

The vineyard today

It is on its incredible historical foundations that the Château Saint Pierre welcomes you to share with you an ancestral know-how of winemaking and vine growing. Currently, the vineyard covers 55 hectares along the Argens river to the foot of the Maures massif. Operated from the father to son for four générations, it is mainly made up of noble grape varieties with a designation of origin (AOC). Discover our different wines cuvées, wich have won awards over the years.

One vineyard, two terroirs

The Château Saint-Pierre vineyard enjoys a south-eastern exposure favorable to the production of excellent quality wines. The provencal estate, located in Les Arcs sur Argens, between Verdon and Mediterranean, benefits from two terroirs thus contributing to the typicity of our cuvées.

  • An acidic terroir, backed by the Massi des Maures
  • A clay-limestone terroir, located on the foothills of the Argens valley.

Find out more about the AOP terroirs

Grape varieties of the Château

Our domain benefits from the presence of varied grape varieties and this plurality allows us to produce different wines with very specific characteristics for each vintage. The very varied grape variety is made up of :

  • Grenache et Cinsault (rosé wines)
  • Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon et Carignan (red wines)
  • Clairette, Ugny blanc, Rolle, Sémillon (white wines)

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