Based in the heart of the Southern Rhône, Château de Beaucastel is one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s most long-standing and legendary estates. The winery’s history dates back to 1549, when Pierre de Beaucastel purchased his first plots of land within the estate’s present-day holdings. Today, Château de Beaucastel spans 130 hectares of land, of which 100 hectares are designated under the prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.
After passing through numerous families during earlier centuries, Château de Beaucastel eventually fell into the hands of Pierre Perrin during the early 20th century and has remained in the Perrin family ever since. Under Pierre’s oversight, the estate’s holdings greatly expanded. His son Jacques Perrin took over until 1978; since then, the property has been managed by his two sons, Jean-Pierre and François.
Château de Beaucastel’s flagship Châteauneuf-du-Pape is quite unique, in that it utilizes all 13 permitted grape varieties within its blend, as well as boasts a higher-
Château de Beaucastel wines are known for their sophistication, expression, and terroir-reflective nature. In the cellar, wines are generally vinified in a combination of large, used oak barrels (foudres) and concrete tanks. All grape varieties are vinified separately and blended together post-vinification. Outside of Beaucastel, the Perrin family is also behind numerous influential winemaking projects, including their eponymous négociant company (Perrin & Fils) based in the Southern Rhône, as well as Tablas Creek Vineyard, founded in conjunction with importer Robert Haas.