Steeped in history, the Château Grande Boise was founded in 1610. The highest estate in Provence, it overlooks the Arc Valley and faces the imposing Mount Sainte-Victoire. The estate has only changed hands four times in its long history, and, from 2013 under the current ownership, the estate has been restored to its former glory. The 90 plots of vines, which cover 45 hectares, are scattered throughout the 400 hectare hillside estate. Significant investments in the vineyard have involved 70% of the vines being replanted under 'massal selection' (a French wine growing term for the practice of replanting new vineyards with cuttings from exceptional old vines from the same or nearby property); organic and biodynamic farming, horse-drawn ploughing and manual cultivation of the vines. At Château Grande Boise, they believe that respecting nature is more than a philosophical position, it is a commitment. Winemaker Olivier Dauga took over in 2010, and pledging to realise the potential of each plot, he skilfully crafts terroir-driven wines which truly reflect this magnificent estate.