A former hunting lodge owned by Colbert, Chateau des Bertrands is a 494-acre estate located at the heart of the Natura 2000 protected area, a natural reserve for the rare Hermann Tortoise set at the foot of the Maures hill chain. The vineyard, entirely designed from 1964 onwards, now spans 208 acres, 50 of which were planted in 2012. Its grape varieties have been chosen with care over the years. Chateau des Bertrands is a little jewel of Provence set near the Mediterranean coast. It was bought up by Les Vignobles de Berne in 2010, and is now well on the way to becoming one of the Var’s foremost vineyards.