Gérard Bertrand re-establishes Château l'Hospitalet with Mas du Soleilla

Tuesday October 30 2018 by Vitisphere

Mas du Soleilla produces wines in the La Clape appellation and in PGI Coteaux de Narbonne.Mas du Soleilla produces wines in the La Clape appellation and in PGI Coteaux de Narbonne. - Photo credit : Mas du Soleilla

On October 11, winegrower and merchant Gérard Bertrand signed to buy Mas du Soleilla from the Swiss couple Christa Derungs and Peter Wildbolz, thereby piecing together Château l'Hospitalet. The property had been divided up in 2002 by developer Jacques Ribourel, who had sold most of it to Gérard Bertrand, and a fraction to the Wildbolz couple.

After creating Mas du Soleilla on the La Clape peninsula, Christa Derungs and Peter Wildbolz converted the 35 hectares of vines over to organic in 2012 and developed accommodation in the farmhouse which has five guest rooms. The purchase, which was made public by the Lettre M, enables Gérard Bertrand to combine the vineyards with those of neighbouring Château l'Hospitalet, while consolidating his winegrowing and wine tourism strategies.

Hotel & jazz

Château l'Hospitalet, the flagship property of the Gérard Bertrand group, houses the firm’s headquarters and includes 1,000 hectares of scrubland with 60 hectares of vines, certified biodynamic since 2013. As part of his development of tourist activities at Château l'Hospitalet, Gérard Bertrand has held a jazz festival there every summer since 2004.






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