Château Le Plaisir is one of the oldest properties in Cairanne. Located in the South East of France, the Château Le Plaisir is established on the left bank of the Rhone in the commune of Cairanne, in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône Méridionale appellation.
The last known trace is the acquisition of “La Grange Le Plaisir” in 1712 by Thomas Gasparin, grandson of Adriano Gasparini who was appointed Consul in Cayranne in 1595 by the legates of Pope Clement VIII.
The estate was developed at the beginning of the 20th century by the Raoul Berthet-Rayne family and then by the Gérard Pierrefeu family and his wife Charlotte born Berthet-Rayne.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Pierrefeu was President of the Syndicat des Côtes du Rhône, President of the INAO and Mayor of Cairanne. Then, his son Johannes took over the management of the wine estate. As for Charlotte Pierrefeu, she has been committed to developing the Château since the beginning of the 1960’s, by running boarding houses, hotels, banquets and weddings until her retirement.
In 2009, the 17 hectare wine estate was acquired by an old winegrowing family from Cairanne, Patrick Julien’s family, who enlarged the vineyard by 27 hectares to reach currently a surface of 44 hectares.
The Patrick Julien family, huge keen of truffles, also brings in this grouping a truffle field.