OUR FAMILY ESTATE

FURT, behind this name lies our pride, our signature, more than just a family name. Today, this signature is affixed by two brothers with pure Terran blood: Maxime in the vines, Sébastien in marketing and sales. Together, we have a common dream: continue the work of our elders, and set the estate well in the 21st century.

Managing the property since 2009, but always with the help of our tireless parents, Yannick and Nadine, we have undertaken to rejuvenate the style of our wines and develop our activities. One key word: mix our desires with those of our consumers.

Our estate therefore represents our entire history to this day: a clever blend of tradition and uninhibited modernism, for your tasting pleasure.

MODERN AND SPACIOUS

We are always committed to modernising the estate and having a pleasant and spacious workspace. For our comfort, which should not be neglected, but also for products whose development will be taken to their extreme level of quality.

Let’s take for example the winecellar, renovated in 2009. This dedicated area of ​​300 m² hosts 11 stainless steel tanks for winemaking of the harvests, collected and sorted with care. These vats of 150 hectoliters each are equipped with a temperature control system which allows an individual monitoring, either during fermentation or ageing.

In another cellar, about 30 French oak barrels contain the prestige wine of the estate, the Heritage, for about 12 months. There, the wine takes on a silky texture, fleshy, full of charm and flavours of wild red fruits typical of oaky wine.

TERROIR AND ENVIRONMENT

Terroir is the combination of climate, soil and grape variety. Our land is our strength but also our difference and it is important to take care of it. Long committed to sustainable agriculture, we are labeled HVE 3 since 2021 (High Environment Value level 3) and we chose to let our terroir express itself: no herbicides, ploughing every other row, under row mechanical work (weeding and unwanted shoot pruning), reduction of carbon emissions with efficient machinery work (tractors are fit between the wheels in order to optimize the tasks: 1 go = 2 jobs).

When the job is done in the vines, our three grape varieties can then develop on rich limestone-clay soils. MERLOT brings color and suppleness, then CABERNET FRANC brings freshness and finesse. As for CABERNET SAUVIGNON, it refines the blend with its ample tannic structure, its aromas of black fruits such as blackcurrant and liquorice. A blend on which everyone agrees …

OUR HISTORY

1895

Our family started producing wine at the end of the 19th century next to the family house, still visible on our labels. The first vines were planted and a small cellar with underground concrete tanks was built in the barn where very small volumes of wine were produced and sold in bulk.

1976

The name of “Château La Grave de Bertin” only appears in 1976 when Michel, our grand-father (on horseback on the picture above), sells his first bottle under his own brand. “La Grave” refered to the gravely soil found on the estate, “Bertin” was a reference to the passage way by the family house. It also sets the beggining of a new wine making process focused on quality with the acquisition of four first stainless steel tanks. These tanks allowed to produce bigger volumes with higher quality standards.

1997

When our father Yannick took over in 1997, he undertook some major investments along the years. He brought the vineyard to its today size, doubleling the surface and had to renew all the machinery. He bought more steel vats, had a vat temperature control system installed and invested in a new harvesting machine to collect grapes at their best in the most efficient way.

2009

We joined the aventure in 2009, Maxime in the vines and Sebastien in sales and marketing. This new step was outlined by the construction of a new storage building and the renovation of the tasting area.

2016
In 2016, we develop our activities and create “Vins & Vignobles FURT”. Our new agency distributes wines from partners alongside our own products. These estates, like us, work among family with one unique philosophy : bring all the colours of our chateaux.
Today
Today, our winery and our team are working to offer wines with particular stories, environmental friendly, for every occasion while selling through independent distribution channels. No barrier, no talk, no bad taste. Just an enthusiast company, with a young team and wines for everyone!
1895START OF THE WINERY
6GENERATIONS
20HECTARES
105000LITERS PRODUCED A YEAR