"My signature, Gérard Bertrand, serves to show my commitment and my approach which for the last 20 years have been aimed at revealing the unique terroirs of the region with an enduring passion and enthusiasm; qualities which the press and international competitions have regularly highlighted. Excellence, authenticity, conviviality and innovation are the values which guide me every day as I craft my wines.
I am passionate about the Mediterranean lifestyle and I want to promote and share the cultural and gastronomic riches of the South of France through the numerous wine tourism activities available at Chateau l’Hospitalet."
Born 27 January in Narbonne.
Georges Bertrand introduces his son, Gérard, to the wine harvest in his cellars at Domaine de Villemajou at Boutenac in Corbières (Aude).
Start of his rugby career in Narbonne, ending in Paris after ten years of experience in top level sport and all its values.
Begins working in August at Domaine de Villemajou alongside his father who passes on his passion for the terroir. His father dies prematurely in October.
Creates the Gérard Bertrand wine company which proceeds to buy Domaine Cigalus in Bizanet (Aude) and Château LavilleBertrou in the commune of La Livinière (Hérault).
Captain of Stade Français, Paris.
Settles at Chateau l’Hospitalet and develops wine-tourism activities based on the concept of Art of Vivre.
Acquisition of Chateau Aigues Vives, in Corbières Boutenac
The Gérard Bertrand group acquires the Domaine de la Sauvageonne, in Terrasses du Larzac and thus continues to develop the reputation of the best Languedoc crus.
Gérard Bertrand takes up a position in the Malepère region by taking over operation of the Château de La Soujeole
The foundation stone of the new vinification and bottling cellar, environmentally conceived and designed by JF Lusher, is laid at La Clape in Narbonne.
A subsidiary opens in the United States, one of 70 countries which distribute Gérard Bertrand’s wines.
He opens a new winery in La Clape. Reveals the Clos d’Ora to the public and takes over the management of Château de Tarailhan and Château des Karantes.