Chateau la Borie

Christian and Raphaël Knapp (New owners since 2018)
2 888, Route de Saint-Paul 26790 Suze-la-Rousse
Direct sale: (summer) Monday-Saturday  9.00-18.00
1 September - 1 July Monday-Friday 8.30-12.00 and 14.00-17.30
Saturday 10.00-12.30
Tel. +33 475 048 192


Chateau La Borie was built in th 18th by a descendent of a prins af Orange. 
It has through the centuries been used as a summer resident or a hunting place. 
It's 110 ha was forest or vasted area until the owners in the 20th century started to plant some vines.
From former buildings at the place a vaulted underground tunnel connected the place to the nearby Chateau Suze-la-Rousse, which was founded by the cathars 
in the 13th century. Chateau la Borie and Chateau Suze-la-Rousse are both situated at strategic high points in the landscape.

In 1963 most of the hundreds of French wine growers in Algeria had to return to France. One of these so-called pieds noirs was Emile Bories who seeking for vineyards in France discovered that a property in Suze-la-Rousse was for sale
Together with a friend Jacques Margnat living in Marseilles he bought this place and named it Chateau la Borie. It's the surname of Emile Bories which has named the place. 1978-2018 the place was run by two sons of Jacques Margnat. Eric and Jêrome Margnat.
In 2018 the property was aqueyred by Christian and Raphael Knapp

The vineyards cover 75 ha. 37 ha of Cotes du Rhone Village, 34 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 3-4 ha of IGP.

Wines 2022

Cotes du Rhone Village Suze-la-Rousse
2018: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Village Suze-la-Rousse Emile Bories
2017: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone
2018: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault.

IGP Méditerranée Rosé Cuvée Alix
2019: Grenache, Syrah.

Vin de France
2019: Cinsault

Vin de France 
2019: Syrah, Grenache.

Raphaël Knapp





Home   Home Suze la Rousse

Updated  15-03-2022