Château Le Bastidon
La Londe-les-Maures

AOP Côtes de Provence | IGP des Maures


Type(s) of agriculture High Environmental Value (HVE3)
Activities Tasting / Sale of local products / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment


Alain Rose and his son Thomas are taking great care of this domain full of history, which faces the islands of the Levant, Port Cros and Porquerolles. The grandfather Jean-Pierre, a knight of the order of agricultural merit, and the grandmother Rose had acquired it in 1995. The pair has been replanting, restructuring, and moving towards grape varieties favourable to rosé without putting white and red aside. This small company is lively and reactive, while cultivating a spirit of sharing.


Classified as AOP Provence and also regular award-winners, the two ranges of olive oil from Château Le Bastidon are made from various varieties (cayon, bouteillan, aglandau, picholine and grossanne) harvested from the 3000 trees planted over 10 Hectares. Their fruits are sent to the mill of Haut Jasson for crushing, and then the oil is brought back to the domain for assemblage.

Original and unusual

How can we not evoke the domain’s past, which origins go back to the Cistercian era? Monks used to live in the eighteenth century castle. They were the Carthusians of La Verne, who brilliantly cultivated vines and olive trees, to the delight of the merchant ships who loaded their wines and olive oil jars on their ships.