Domaine des Béates

AOP Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence | IGP des Bouches-du-Rhône


Type(s) of agriculture Organic Farming
Activities Tasting / Charged tasting / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment
Services Accessible to disabled persons / Area child / Vignobles & Découvertes certified


This domain is in the heart of the sunny lands of the Aix countryside. In soils drenched with strong and generous sun, vines fully draw their taste from a terroir rich in history. It is still an insider privilege but not for long as the reputation of this domain led by enthusiasts never cease to grow.


“Here we work with gravity. Because, in my opinion, grapes can’t be pumped!” says Pierre-François with force. “Similarly, our tanks are made of plain concrete. It may take longer to clean, but their porosity ensures better air exchange.”

Original and unusual

Another part of the story tells that from the 18th century, young Sisters of Education - called the Béates - settled in the most remote villages to teach reading and writing to children. From Béates to the Terrat family, the domain has seen a succession of occupiers. However, it kept the name of the pious young girls who had illuminated the villagers’ lives.