THE CHÂTEAU AND ITS VINES
A FAMILY AFFAIR
Château Haut Gléon is an estate with a long and storied history, as demonstrated by the remains of a sixth-century chapel on the site dedicated to ‘Our Lady of Gléon’.
The current manor house is built on the ruins of the medieval castle built here in 1223, shortly after the Vicomte de Narbonne gave this land as a gift to the de Treilles family, who promptly took the name ‘de Gléon’.
The Lords of Gléon were elevated to the rank of Marquis in April 1750, with Jean-Baptiste de Treilles becoming the first Marquis de Gléon. His descendants were to meet a less noble fate: the last Marquis de Gléon and his son were murdered in their ancestral home on 12 November 1830.
Madame la Marquise de Gléon sold the estate in 1861 to Hyppolyte Bonnes, who divided it equally between his two sons in 1874.
In 1991 the Duhamel family acquired the Domaine Gléon and renamed it ‘Château Haut Gléon’. One of the jewels in the Languedoc’s winemaking crown, the estate has been part of the Foncalieu family since 2012.
WINES OF CHARACTER
SCULPTED BY THE SUN, THE ROCK AND THE WIND
Set in the Vallée du Paradis, at the heart of the Corbières region, Château Haut Gléon is a majestic, 260-hectare estate taking in forests, garrigue scrubland and, of course, 35 hectares of vines in the Corbières PDO and the Vallée du Paradis PGI. Château Haut Gléon produces wines of character, elegant and refined with a broad palette of flavours, presented in a distinctive, unique bottle based on a historical model found in the château’s store rooms.
- Cuvée Notre Dame (Corbières PDO): the quintessential expression of our terroir.
- Les Châteaux (Corbières PDO): the flagship wines of Haut Gléon, an intense, generous red and a white of exquisite elegance, not to forget our delicious rosé.
- Les Domaines (Vallée du Paradis PGI): fresh young wines to share and enjoy.
- Les Carthagènes: delicious sweet wines for aperitifs and desserts.
A GUEST HOUSE TUCKED AWAY AMID THE VINES
Off the beaten track in the heart of the Vallée du Paradis, Château Haut Gléon is a haven of simplicity, authenticity and the Mediterranean art of living. The air is thick with the scent of rosemary and thyme amid these rolling hills, rich with rare, indigenous Mediterranean flora. The view is breath-taking, and never fails to leave first-time visitors awestruck.
A prestigious location, a haven of peace and a luxurious hideaway, Château Haut Gléon can be yours for a night, a weekend or a short break. And be sure not to pass by this exceptional spot without tasting our wines and sharing a delicious moment of indulgence with us.
- Air-conditioned guest rooms and cottages
- Private gardens, patios and gardens
- Pools with majestic views over the forest
- WIFI connection
- Starting point for hiking trails and easier walks