In the ’70s, Jean-Pierre Eymas, Jérôme’s father, took over a part of his father René and grandfather Ulysse’s vineyard. He extended the vineyard up to the hills of Saint-Palais where Nicole’s parents were farming vines, grains and cattle. The family members worked alongside each other and Jean-Pierre and his wife Nicole settled into their new winery and called it Château La Rose Bellevue.
In 1997, Jérôme succeeded his father as the head of the 60 hectares family vineyard. In 2001, his wife Valérie joined the family business – applying her marketing and sales experience in both France and abroad.
February 2019, our winery has gained the HEV (High Environmental Value) certificate as a result of our efforts to establish a procedure to reach a high level of biodiversity and limit inputs. Farms certification guarantees that pressure applied to the environment by farming practices (on air, water, soil, climate, biodiversity and landscape) are kept to a minimum.
HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE (HEV) is the highest level of a generalised scheme for environmental certification of farms. Farms environmental certification is a voluntary approach which aims to identify and promote particularly environmentally friendly practices applied by farmers and winegrowers.
HEV covers four key areas:
– biodiversity conservation
– plant protection strategy
– managed fertiliser use
– water resource management
From vintage 2018, all our wines will bear the logo HVE (HEV for High Environmental Value) because they come from a certified HVE exploitation.