Le Paradou is a project created by brothers Alexandre and Frédéric Chaudière, whose family produces some of the most well respected wines in the Ventoux at Château Pesquié. Sourced from two sites with unique and raw materials, the wines carry the name of the Chaudière’s centuries-old farmhouse, Le Paradou, which was built in the 12th and 13th centuries on the banks of the Auzon River. The vines, ranging from 40 to 60 years old, are cultivated in accordance with the laws of Terra Vitis, an organization that stresses the benefits of integrated farming in order to protect the environment.
Currently in ownership of their family’s famed Château Pesquié, Alexandre and Frédéric decided to take on a new challenge with this range in 2005. Winemaking runs through Chaudière veins, so it’s no surprise that Le Paradou was born from a shared passion. Alexandre was always certain he would break into the winemaking business when he was young, and through his studies in Macon and work in various winemaking regions, he was able to gain substantial experience. Frédéric, on the other hand, contributed a different perspective with his academic background in philosophy and social sciences. This dichotomy of interests is perhaps what aids the two brothers in their continued success.