The vineyard landscape

Rooted on the limestone plateau, on Saint-Emilion's western slope, Château Berliquet looks out over the Dordogne River in the distance. In this hilly landscape, undulating under the Atlantic breezes, where the fragrance of Mediterranean trees mingle with the scents of the ocean, the vineyards are imbued with a very special atmosphere. Here a patchwork of vegetation of soft or vibrant greens stretches over the hillside creating a preserved environment, a hanging garden surrounded by dry stone walls Constructed by hand, they protect the vineyards, letting only the cool northwest wind and sea breezes caress their contours.

Unique species of plants, more usually found on the shores of the Mediterranean, have become acclimatised here, retreated to this warm, sun-kissed land, which reflects the glow of the summer evening light. We call it the "Mediterranean belt", it is a resurgence of the coastline, as if Provence had run forward to embrace us and forgotten to stop.

Standing at the top of the vineyards, an old mill bears silent witness to a past in which both cereals and vines were grown to provide a necessary diversity. A little further on, we find a wash-house, fed by one of the many natural cold springs that refresh the subsoil. Berliquet's charm lies in this gentle symphony, in its relaxed, almost Tuscan way of life.

Cypress Tree illustration

The Cypress tree

  • Latin name: Cupressus Sempervirens
  • Family: Cupressaceae

The Merlot

  • Family: Vitis Vinifera
Stone pine illustration

The Stone Pine

  • Latin name: Pinus Pinea
  • Family: Pinaceae
Holm Oak illustration

The Holm Oak

  • Latin name: Quercus Ilex
  • Family: Fagaceae
The Cabernet Franc illustration

The Cabernet Franc

  • Family: Vitis Vinifera
Laurel illustration

The Laurel tree

  • Latin name: Laurus Nobilis
  • Family: Lauraceae
Fig tree illustration

The Fig tree

  • Latin name: Ficus Carica
  • Family: Moraceae