Château Sainte Roseline
A half hour away from Van der Valk Hotel Bloom you will find château Saint Roseline: a must-see for wine lovers! With 110 hectares of vineyards, a historic monastery and a beautiful chapel, the château is one of the most visited wineries in the region.
The story of Château Saint Roseline begins in the 11th century. A hermit named Roubaud takes up residence on the estate and builds a monastery here called Celle-Roubaud. Years later, a chapel was built there: both can still be admired to this day. The château owes its name to Roseline de Villeneuve, mother priestess of the monastery between 1300 and 1329. The story goes that during a harsh winter, Roseline was caught stealing food reserves and gave them to the poor. When she was asked to show what she hid in her apron, dozens of roses fell out. This miracle led to her being canonized in the 19th century. Since that time, the monastery bears the name of Saint Roseline. Her body rests under a crystal shrine in the chapel on the estate.
Sainte Roseline belongs to the absolute top of the wineries in the Provence. The Cru Classé classification has been assigned to the château, which monitors the knowledge, history, quality and authenticity in the production of the rosé wine. There are only 18 wine producers in the entire area that are allowed to use this classification. The wines of Saint Roseline are made according to the rules of the 'Vignerons Engagés' label. These are sustainable procedures that are applied in social, ecological and economic fields. As of this year, the wines are also certified organic.
There are various sights and activities on the estate of Château Sainte Roseline. Discover the recently renovated wine cellars, the historic cloister, the many works of art scattered around the property and the chapel with the relics and body of Roseline de Villeneuve. There are also various guided tours that can be combined with a wine tasting. The famous wines are for sale in the wine cellars. Take a piece of Château Sainte Roseline home with you!