For six generations, the Bonfils family has devoted their lives to viticulture. Their vinicultural journey has traversed from Algeria to the Languedoc and through Roussillon. Today, three generations of the Bonfils family continue to collaborate closely. Established as a vineyard owner since 1870, Domaines Bonfils is dedicated to environmental conservation and the preservation of each of the recognized natural sites.
The family is united by a shared passion. Jean-Michel’s sons, Olivier, Laurent, and Jérôme, carry forward the family legacy and have incorporated their own offspring, the sixth generation, into the family business. The shared philosophy across generations unites them, and each family member is enthusiastic about sharing their acquired knowledge and experiences. They aim to highlight the expressiveness of each site, extract the vitality of the earth, and produce wines with a distinct personality.
Primarily winegrowers, the Bonfils family showcases their expertise with each new acquisition. Every estate is meticulously evaluated – its location, soils, and the influence of natural elements such as sunlight, wind, and temperatures – to ensure that each vineyard can realize its full potential. They don’t hesitate to replace vines with different grape varieties when appropriate, like at Domaine de Cibadiès, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have shown remarkable expression.
As creators of wine and emotion, the family has been transmitting the spirit of the land for six generations. The character-filled châteaux incorporate vineyards and sophisticated accommodations, offering you an opportunity to explore the exceptional terroirs during a wine-tasting getaway in the South of France.
Committed to environmental stewardship and vineyard preservation, all Vignobles Bonfils estates have achieved HVE (High Environmental Value) certification. Each chateau is situated in a region of extraordinary natural beauty. The vineyards, deeply respected and protected, are nestled within the garrigue. Château L’Esparrou, classified as a Natura 2000 protection area, is home to over 200 different species of oak. At Château Capitoul, every detail of the project to convert it into a wine tourism destination was meticulously planned to protect and amplify its natural surroundings, as well as its architectural and social heritage.
moment spent amidst its splendor.