The Family History
During the second world war, Arlette Portalis and her mother named Suzanne came to restore the domain which had been destroyed.
Helped by the « Baron Leroy », the founder of INAO, they set off on the Bandol and mourvedre adventure.
Cyrille is the only descendant and, with the land, Arlette has also transmitted her passion of Bandol to him.
Since 1985, he is the only winemaker at Château Pradeaux, the bard of the authentic work of the vineyard, the heir of the passion of mourvedre and its patient maturing in oak casks.
In his turn he passes on the virus of the mourvedre to his sons Etienne and Edouard.
Edouard already works with him and Etienne finishes his training as an engineer to come to strenghten the team.
The family adventure goes on, the Château Pradeaux continues to fascinate the current descendant of the Portalis.
Some important dates1752 - The estate is brought into the Portalis family by Jean Marie Etienne Portalis, minister of napoleon, co-author of civil code and author of concordat.
1789 - During the Revolution, the domain is ravaged.
XIX siècle - The phylloxera destroys a part of the vineyard.
1941 - Statutory order of appelation and resumption of the estate by Suzanne and Arlette Portalis.
The wine of Château PradeauxThe wine of Château Pradeaux tells a story, it’s the carrier of the memory.
Every generation gives the best of itself and elaborates respectfully and with love the invaluable nectar.
Each of them brings its personal touch, its modernity, without denying the inheritance received from the ancient.