Château GaloupetCelebrate the Nature of Château Galoupet : 69 hectares of vineyard and 77 hectares of wild protected woodland overlooking the Golden Isles on the French Riviera. A Cru Classé de Provence certified organic since May 2023. A sanctuary for biodiversity, a blueprint for organic viticulture and a lighthouse for sustainability.
Creation date: 1792
CEO: Nadine Fau
Head office: Saint Nicolas, 83250 La Londe-les-Maures
Château Galoupet is a Cru Classé de Provence composed of 77 hectares of protected woodland and 69 hectares of vineyard, certified organic since May 2023. The estate was acquired by LVMH in 2019 with a vision to craft elevated expressions of an exceptional terroir with utmost respect for the environment from ground to glass. Convinced that biodiversity is integral to crafting excellent terroir-driven wines, Château Galoupet has partnered with local wildlife associations to advance biodiversity across the estate and adapt its agroforestry and plot-by-plot management approach to suit the natural balance of the vine in its ecosystem. Home to one of just 12 queen bee fertilization stations in the world, the aim is to express the full potential of the terroir in a sanctuary for biodiversity while being a lighthouse for sustainability within LVMH, and for organic and environmental practices in the wine industry. Château Galoupet revealed it first two vintages in organic conversion in 2022 and 2023: Château Galoupet Cru Classé Rosé, a complex, full-bodied terroir wine with a fine mineral finish and notable ageing potential.
After regenerating the Estate for almost four years to craft elevated expressions of the terroir, Château Galoupet is thrilled to share its first terroir wines in conversion to organic viticulture: Château Galoupet Cru Classé Rosé 2021 & Château Galoupet Cru Classé Rosé 2022.
A unique ecosystem
Nature thrives in the Château Galoupet ecosystem, between the vines and the protected woodland, and plays a vital role in the vineyard. The diverse flora and fauna that surrounds the plots acts as a buffer which protect the vines by absorbing the effects of the changing environment, including strong heat and wind – and the insects deter pests, which means chemicals and additional human intervention can be avoided. Château Galoupet respects sustainable practices including agro-forestry and cover cropping to protect soil life and support the regeneration of nature.
Sustainable from ground to glass
Château Galoupet is challenging the status quo in the wine industry and encouraging climate-conscious behaviour through innovative packaging. Château Galoupet Cru Classé Rosé is presented in an award-winning amber glass bottle made from 80% recycled glass and weighing 499 grammes.
- 1955 Château Galoupet listed as a Cru Classé de Provence, one of just 18 in the region
- 77 ha of protected woodland covering a greater surface than the vineyard
- 12 different bat species, including some of the rarest in Europe