Château d Esclans looks out across the Mediterranean from its exceptional hinterland location between Fréjus and Saint-Tropez. The first traces of the Château s site date back to the times of the Gauls during which its location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Fréjus. The Château s cellar structure or foundation (known today as the oldest in the region) housed an original Château that was given by the
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An exceptional w ine estate in the hear t of Provence
Count of Provence to Gérard de Villeneuve in 1201. The current Château, inspired by Tuscan villa design, was built during the mid-19th century. The estate is known for its old Grenache vines some of which are over 90 years old which produce grapes that concentrate more flavors than younger vines. It is here, in 2006, that the rebirth of rosé began, aimed at elevating Provence wines to world-class renown.