Athénaïs De Béru
Athénaïs de Béru embodies an estate, a family, and four centuries of history. A history marked by forward thinking and innovation. Take her father, who in the 1980s decided to replant their entire historic estate, including the famous Clos Béru. A bold decision indeed, for the family had last grubbed up the vineyard after the phylloxera crisis – and hadn’t replanted since! Yes, the family had been living off the same vines since the 19thcentury! Athénaïs took over the reigns in 2003 and completed her first vinification in 2005. Athénaïs draws inspiration from biodynamics in her viticulture, and creates certain cuvées without sulphur. Since 2010, she also has developed and range of négotiant wines, whose quality increases annually. The wines of her estate enjoy huge commercial success, particularly abroad. Athénaïs’s is an estate open to the world, and open to visits, from their historic château to their charming chambres d'hôtes.