Chateau de Beru NEW VINTAGES are here. Join us for an exclusive tasting!
Join us on Saturday 1st July at 7pm at Buon Vino, for a very special evening, as we celebrate the new vintages of one of the most prestigious and revered estates in Chablis.
The Evening in Summary
7pm: Arrival and an aperitif
7.15pm: Tutored tasting of the following wines, with cheeses from The Courtyard Dairy to sample alongside:
2021 Terroir de Beru
2020 Cotes aux Prêtres
2017 Clos Beru
Finish at approximately 9pm
All for just £35pp
The History of Chateau de Beru
Nestled in the heart of Chablis, the Chateau de Beru exudes the opulence and history of pre-revolutionary France. This majestic 400-year-old estate, adorned with elegantly furnished rooms, regal four-poster beds, breathtaking views of the enclosed vineyards, and of the sprawling Burgundy countryside beyond, delivers a quintessential French experience.
Despite its grandeur, the true potential of this 17th-century estate lay dormant for centuries until Count Eric de Beru initiated a revival in the 1980s. The vineyards, including the distinctive Clos Beru, were replanted, but sadly, due to the Count’s ill health, they were subsequently rented out and the grapes sold to a co-operative.
2004 marked a transformative period for the estate when Athenais, Count Eric’s daughter, assumed leadership. A visit to Argentina and an encounter with coffee farmers using biodynamic farming methods, sparked inspiration. Athenais brought this approach to Chateau de Beru, asserting the value of biodynamic production and overcoming initial opposition to the idea. Realising the fragility of the soil and the adverse effects of conventional farming, current owners Laurence de Béru and Athénaïs transitioned to organic methods from 2005. By 2010, the estate had begun conversion to biodynamic practices, utilising only a limited amount of natural chemical interventions and preferring horse-drawn ploughs over tractors. Despite challenges, including a total crop loss due to a late April frost in 2016, the estate has rebounded and continues to enhance its enduring reputation.