In our family since 1791, Chateau Bousquette is situated 10 miles North of a small town called Béziers, just 30 miles from the Mediterranean coast. Before the French Revolution (1789), the property of La Bousquette belonged to a monastery. On May 5, 1791, our great, great, great.... grandfather, Monsieur Moustelon, bought the land at an auction. "Bousquette" (pronounced boo-sket) in French means thicket or grove. The word aptly describes our property: a simple family estate nestled in pine trees, lavender and thyme, overlooking miles of vineyards stretching all the way to the foot of the volcanic mountains, the Cévennes.
Grape varieties include Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre and Cinsault. Our organic vineyards are certified by ECOCERT, one of the French certification associations with standards spelling out precisely what materials, quantities, and procedures are permitted in growing grapes and making wine (and foods) organically.