Nestled in the heart of the Corbières mountains, the estate extends over 260 hectares of garrigue and forest, including 30 hectares of AOP Corbières and IGP Vallée du Paradis vines. An exceptional place, steeped in history and with a unique terroir that enables us to produce great wines, full of freshness and with a proven reputation.
A rich history dating back to the 6th century.
Château de Gléon’s origins go back a very long way, and its history follows that of the Languedoc region, with all its distinctive features: the cultivation of vines, and the cultural heritage of the Visigoths and Gallo-Romans. The property stands on the former medieval castle, built in 1223, when the Viscount of Narbonne gave the land to the de Treilles family, who took the name “de Gléon”.
In 1861, after a turbulent period, Madame la Marquise de Gléon sold the estate to Monsieur Hippolyte Bonnes, who split it in two for each of his sons in 1874. The Duhamel family acquired the Gléon d’en haut estate in 1991. The new owners decided to rename the estate “Château Haut Gléon”. Vignobles Foncalieu bought Château Haut Gléon in 2012 to make it their showcase.
An exceptional terroir in the heart of the Corbières
The estate is fed by seven natural springs in the Corbières region. The local microclimate is fairly cool, thanks to the northern exposure of most of our vineyards, the presence of the Berre river that meanders through the middle of the estate, and the natural springs that keep the soil moist. This atypical terroir for the region gives the Château’s wines a rare freshness and finesse. “Our work on the Haut Gléon vineyard and limestone soils, aims to guarantee the optimum quality of our wines and to obtain a mosaic of grape varieties to produce fresher wines and an ever richer aromatic palette.”
Château Haut Gléon team
A unique signature
How long had she been sleeping in the château’s attic when she was discovered there? Nobody really knows. But once the dust had settled, its elegant lines and broad shoulders, borrowed from the amphorae of antiquity, were obvious. For 25 years, Château Haut Gléon has had its own bottle, a unique signature, recognizable at first glance, which contributes to its legend.