Located at the western foot of the Gassin hill on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez, "Domaine du Bourrian" is one of the oldest of nine wineries in the commune. 1871 is considered to be the year of his foundation. In 1932, the estate passed into the possession of the Chapelle family. At this time in the main building of the winery, huge wooden barrels of Caucasian oak were used, carefully preserved until now. Domaine du Bourrian was acquired by its new owners in March 2014.
The wine estate is ideally located and enjoys an exceptional climate. The sun-drenches the soil, the sea air bathes the grapes with moisture, and imbues them with a unique taste and aroma. All plots comply with BIO certification, and are cultivated without the use of pesticides and herbicides.
The powerful stone walls of the winery were erected 150 years ago, and from this time they have successfully produced traditional Provencal wines. Over time, the buildings and outbuildings became dilapidated; the winery equipment became obsolete, and fell into disrepair. Since the acquisition in 2014, the new owners embarked on a 3 year reconstruction of the buildings and production equipment so that the winery could revive its age-old traditions. During this process, the uniqueness of the old buildings and antique equipment has been preserved, reflecting a contrast to the modern equipment now installed in the winery. Behind the doors of the central building can be found the old traditional oak barrels, illuminated with a new light. A 7.5m-high glass partition divides the space, melding together the past and the future.
The wines can be enjoyed both in the tasting room and on the cozy terraces under the age-old sycamore trees. Each year, the winery produces up to 250 thousand bottles of wine. They are stored under optimum conditions in metal tanks, wooden barrels and bottles.
Individual visits and groups, by appointment, at the times mentioned opposite. 10 € / person