A Vineyard Steeped in History
The Family - Their Legacy
The vineyard has been under the stewardship of the Nadal-Hainaut family for the last five generations where they have lovingly tended and nurtured the vines on their beautiful 130-acre estate.
The current fifth generation Master Winemaker is Jean-Marie Nadal, who, together with his wife, Martine have spent their lives working harmoniously with nature, encouraging bio-diversity and producing a range of desirable beautifully balanced Organic wines.
The three daughters, Julie, Marie-Luce and Pauline Nadal, work very cloesly with their Father to produce the wine from beginning to end. Each one of them grew-up steeped in the science and art of winemaking on the Chateau.
The Nadal family is ‘hands on’ working in the vineyard – tending to the vines, pressing, bottling and distributing their precious bottles.
And this passion for making the best wines possible shines through. Go to a café, bar, club, beach bar in and around Perpignan and you are likely to encounter a Chateau Nadal-Hainaut wine. Such is the popularity and respect this small, exclusive vineyard has.
In 1900, to celebrate the marriage between Francois Nadal and Therese Hainaut a new vine was planted on the estate producing a type of grape called Carignan. It is still producing luscious, tightly packed bunches of grapes today,120 years later.
A testament to the love, the care, the passion, the art, the science and the accumulated knowledge passed down through generations of skilled winemakers.
You will never have tasted wines like these. It’s a secret that you will want to keep to yourself, but you won’t be able to resist sharing.
Today, the Nadal family cultivates ten Organic grape varieties: Macabeu, Carignan, Chardonnay, Muscat Petit Grain, Muscat d’ Alexandrie, Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Wines in the Nadal portfolio include white, red, rosé and fortified.
Wines from Chateau Nadal Hainaut have an international reputation, scooping-up medal after medal in prestigious international wine competitions.
Just imagine. Your wines are judged to be the best from a region famed for the outstanding vintages it produces year in and year out. That's no small achievement.
Over the last ten years, the family has garnered over fifty, fiercely fought-over medals. Certified Organic status is very hard to achieve. And it is very hard to maintain. Chateau Nadal has held its Organic certification for each of the last ten years and are actively using sustainable wine making methods. Huge amounts of time and resource are devoted to keeping this ancient land and its vines in optimum condition and health.