Wine & Vineyards
“Produce the best from what the land can give you with great affection and care”
This is the motto of the owners of Domaine de Léoube – one of the most beautiful protected sites in Europe and home to Chateau Léoube. Set in 560 acres, the estate includes 65 hectares of vineyards and 20 hectares of olive groves, all devoted to growing the grapes and olives that make Léoube’s award winning wines and olive oils.
The Léoube estate was bought by the current owners in 1997. Seduced by Léoube’s history and beauty, they set out to make wines with character that were true to their terroir, while remaining respectful of nature.
As the founders of Daylesford Organic – one of the UK’s most sustainable farms – the owners are passionate about environmentally friendly farming, and wished to bring this natural approach to Léoube.
Following a back-to-basics philosophy, we believe in strengthening the land’s biodiversity and natural defences by following traditional growing methods and using only natural, non-toxic treatments. As such, our grapes and olives are all harvested by hand, in tune with the seasonal and lunar cycles.
Our belief is that if you respect the balance of a plant, then you will get the most balanced fruit in return, and the flourishing of the vines and olive trees at Léoube stand as testimony to this approach.
Nestling in a coastal fringe in the heart of the protected site of Cap Benat, the vineyard enjoys a mild meso-climate: warmed up by the day’s sunshine – with over 3000 hours per year – and cooled down by sea breezes at night. Its acidic soils – a mix of schist, clay and colluvium – are perfect for storing moisture and ensure that the crops at Léoube get proper, regular water supply – an important factor for this area, which registers less annual rainfall than inland.
Circling the parcels of vines, a wild vegetation consisting of cistus albidus, rosemary, white heather, sage, myrtle, and marine lavender runs into great clumps of conifers, making this one of the most magical natural environments on the Cote d’Azur.
Wine tastings and tours available on request. All purchases of wine or olive oil available at special prices through L’e Marquis, and BEAR MILES apply on all purchases.
Plage du Pellegrin
You should also visit the beach which is on the Domaine. It is on the road between Bormes -Les- Mimosas and La Londe Les Maures. It is a beautiful protected beach in a dream landscape, with the airs of Polynesia. There is a small café, shady parking and disabled access.