passionate about wine
A Family Legacy
Our parents and grandparents left us a legacy of a skilful mixture of passion, reason and love of our soil vines and wines developed from our experience and encounters. Day after day we try to maintain and enrich so that we be able to pass on the heritage one day.
Family & Team
Our vineyard is run by one family.
In the ’70s, Jean-Pierre Eymas, Jérôme’s father, took over a part of his father René and grandfather Ulysse’s vineyard. He extended the vineyard up to the hills of Saint-Palais where Nicole’s parents were farming vines, grains and cattle. The family members worked alongside each other and Jean-Pierre and his wife Nicole settled into their new winery and called it Château La Rose Bellevue.
In 1997, Jérôme succeeded his father as the head of the 60 hectares family vineyard. In 2001, his wife Valérie joined the family business – applying her marketing and sales experience in both France and abroad.
Since succeeding his father as the head of winemaking in 1997, Jérôme Eymas has been in charge of both the vineyard and cellar. Honing his skills as a winemaker from his parent’s legacy, he furthered his experience by obtaining a BTS in viticulture/oenology in Blanquefort. His creativity and distinctive style were enhanced from 1993 to 1996 when he gained valuable working experience in prestigious properties all over the world. From Australia (Pfeiffer, Rutherglen), Chile and Switzerland to the appellation of Saint-Joseph (Domaine du Monteillet), Condrieu and Côte Rôtie (Domaine Michel et Stéphane Ogier). He also gained experience as a winemaker assistant for three vintages in Champagne.
Jérôme inspired his wife, Valérie, with his passion for wine. Valérie completed the IPC Wines and Spirit Sales School course in Bordeaux to complement the existing team and develop a marketing strategy. While working with a wine importer in Australia, her mentor organised a road exploring the vineyards of Victoria and South Australia and upon returning to France, was able to apply her increased marketing and sales experience in the winery and with their clients. Valérie met and connected with new world flying winemakers, working in the Château’s cellar, who led her to San Luis Obispo, on the Central Coast of California. Here she embraced the strength of the wineries’ approach of packaging and image. To widen her international tasting experience, she passed the WSET Level 3 exam.
These journeys and encounters will undeniably influence the development of their range of wines, and their processes for creating wines of a distinctive style.