Ex- international rugby player Gerard Bertrand was born and brought up in the South of France and has been making wine with his father, Georges, since the age of 10. He now owns 410 hectares of vineyards across some of the most beautiful areas of Languedoc over 5 estates, 80 hectares of which come under his flagship estate, Château l'Hospatilet. He has based his Head Quarters here in the La Clape region of the Languedoc,in the Aude department between Narbonne, Armissan, Vinassan, Fleury, Gruissan and the Mediterranean sea. There are extensive visitor facilities, a large wine cellar, restaurant, Hotel and shops selling local products.
He has based his HQ here (in the La Clape region of the Languedoc) and there are extensive visitor facilities and a large cellar.
Gerard Bertrand offers the full range and diversity of wines from the region - red, white, rose, varietal, appellation, estate, still, sparkling, and dessert.
In January 2012 he will be presented with the prestigious award of 'European Winery of the Year' by the editors of Wine Enthusiast Magazine who honour outstanding achievement in the wine world.
This award comes when Gerard Bertrand will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the brand and the 10th anniversary of the Château l'Hospatilet estate.
One wine critic says of his wines, 'In short, they are close to flawless, combining modern, fruit forward flavours with enough regional character to make them stand out from the crowd.'