Located near the town of Le Cannet-des-Maures, in the heart of the Plaine des Maures nature preserve, Château des Bertrands sprawls over 80 hectares (197 acres) of organic vineyard. Historically a Côtes-de-Provence flagship, the vineyard derives its character and aromatic richness from the exceptional, pristine nature surrounding it. With a perfect combination of geology, sunlight, wind currents, plant material, rainfall and patient human labour Château des Bertrands consistently yields the high-quality grapes that give our wines their distinctive character.
Proud heirs of a noble history, the Château des Bertrands winemakers are united by a passion for their craft and a shared attachment to their terroir, itself aptly embodied by the estate’s coat of arms.
The Coat of Arms
The Tortoise. Château des Bertrands is home to the Hermann Tortoise, named after the zoologist who discovered it. The tortoise represents wisdom and patience, two values that are essential to making a fine wine.
The Horseshoe. Horses are linked to our history and life at Château des Bertrands. The estate’s coat of arms depicts an upside-down horseshoe which symbolises luck. This luck always gives us the means to move forward.
The Water Droplet. Water is so precious in Provence and essential for us to make our wines, as such we pay tribute on out coat of arms as a reminder of its importance to our existence.
The Tower. According to legend, after an attack on the nearby Roman settlement of Forum Voconii the towns people we forced to abandon their homes and retreat to higher ground. When they reached the hill, they discovered the ruins of a temple dedicated to Diana and a tower rose up in the middle of a reeds’ sea. And so Cannet-des-Maures was born (“fortress of the little reeds”).
The Eight-pointed Stars And The Bottony Cross. During the 18th century, the two families the Rascas and the Colberts owned the land where Château des Bertrands now exists. The daughter and the son of each family were married together in 1754 and brought together this magnificent estate. The two stars represent the two families and the bottony and fleury cross represents the Rascas coat of arms.