Our history

Our philosophy

Our team

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Our history

After a 25-year stint of international career-travel, the Boeckx family put down roots in the South of France.

Driven by their love of the land and their respect for local traditions, bewitched by the rich history of the estate and its peaceful natural setting, Paul and Nicole purchased the Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Noaille domain, including two hectares of 30-year old Merlot vines located to the South of the castle, and a park totalling an additional 3.5 hectares. The company SCEA Château de Birazel was established in June 2017.

An additional 14.5 hectares of vineyards were acquired during the late months of 2017, adding additional varieties of grapes including Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon.

An additional 11 hectares of land were added during the early months of 2018, increasing the size of the park connected to the castle from 3.5 hectares to 14.5 hectares.

In order to produce wines of the highest quality, a new state-of-the-art wine facility was designed, and the construction of the new facility started in July 2019.

To further diversify, 0.42 hectares of more than 40-year old Merlot and 0.28 hectares of more than 40-year old Cabernet franc were added in late 2019.

In September 2020, construction of the wine facility was completed, the first harvest took place.

The first wines, Romane (white) and Paulus (red), were launched in 2021.

Our history

After a 25-year stint of international career-travel, the Boeckx family put down roots in the South of France.

Driven by their love of the land and their respect for local traditions, bewitched by the rich history of the estate and its peaceful natural setting, Paul and Nicole purchased the Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Noaille domain, including two hectares of 30-year old Merlot vines located to the South of the castle, and a park totalling an additional 3.5 hectares. The company SCEA Château de Birazel was established in June 2017.

An additional 14.5 hectares of vineyards were acquired during the late months of 2017, adding additional varieties of grapes including Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon.

An additional 11 hectares of land were added during the early months of 2018, increasing the size of the park connected to the castle from 3.5 hectares to 14.5 hectares.

In order to produce wines of the highest quality, a new state-of-the-art wine facility was designed, and the construction of the new facility started in July 2019.

To further diversify, 0.42 hectares of more than 40-year old Merlot and 0.28 hectares of more than 40-year old Cabernet franc were added in late 2019.

In September 2020, construction of the wine facility was completed, the first harvest took place.

The first wines, Romane (white) and Paulus (red), were launched in 2021.

Our philosophy

We believe in the fusion of tradition and innovation, and we operate in harmony with nature and our local communities.

In our pursuit of perfection, we want to earn and own our customers trust by consistently creating quality, authentic products and experiences our consumers can trust, through our commitment to excellence, the ethos that pervades all our business dealings and ventures, our attention to detail, how we receive our guests and craft every moment of their journey with Château de Birazel, and ultimately, through our drive to incorporate the intangible into the tangible.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy

We believe in the fusion of tradition and innovation, and we operate in harmony with nature and our local communities.

In our pursuit of perfection, we want to earn and own our customers trust by consistently creating quality, authentic products and experiences our consumers can trust, through our commitment to excellence, the ethos that pervades all our business dealings and ventures, our attention to detail, how we receive our guests and craft every moment of their journey with Château de Birazel, and ultimately, through our drive to incorporate the intangible into the tangible.

Our team

Our international and multicultural team is made up of experts in wine production, distribution and management, backed by a centenarian experience, who collaborate in a family atmosphere, and benefit from the wise advice of Mr Fort, oenologist at Cabinet Rolland.

Our team

Our international and multicultural team is made up of experts in wine production, distribution and management, backed by a centenarian experience, who collaborate in a family atmosphere, and benefit from the wise advice of Mr Fort, oenologist at Cabinet Rolland.

Paul Boeckx

Managing director

With 18 years of retail experience at Carrefour and over 20 years of international experience, mainly in finance at AB-Inbev, the world’s leading brewer, Château de Birazel is Paul’s dream and brainchild. Paul has lived with his wife and co-owner Nicole, and their two sons, in multiple countries, including Belgium, Poland, Romania, China, Russia, India and Malaysia.

paul.boeckx@chateaudebirazel.fr

Paul Boeckx

Managing director

With 18 years of retail experience at Carrefour and over 20 years of international experience, mainly in finance at AB-Inbev, the world’s leading brewer, Château de Birazel is Paul’s dream and brainchild. Paul has lived with his wife and co-owner Nicole, and their two sons, in multiple countries, including Belgium, Poland, Romania, China, Russia, India and Malaysia.

paul.boeckx@chateaudebirazel.fr

Bernard Berger

Viticulture & Viniculture consultant

Bernard, born and raised on the vineyards, brings with him a vast amount of knowledge. Bernard has over 40 years of experience in both vine-growing and viniculture, and can look back at running a successful Chateau in the past, producing and distributing more than 300,000 bottles annually. Bernard’s past engagements in local politics make him a well-connected and respected personality in the region.

bernard.berger@chateaudebirazel.fr

Bernard Berger

Viticulture & Viniculture consultant

Bernard, born and raised on the vineyards, brings with him a vast amount of knowledge. Bernard has over 40 years of experience in both vine-growing and viniculture, and can look back at running a successful Chateau in the past, producing and distributing more than 300,000 bottles annually. Bernard’s past engagements in local politics make him a well-connected and respected personality in the region.

bernard.berger@chateaudebirazel.fr

Pierre Berger

Vineyard employee

Pierre “Pierrot” Berger is the most senior member of the Château de Birazel team. Aged over 90 years old, but looking and feeling 45, Pierre brings a lifetime of viticulture experience with him. Despite his age Pierre actively participates in the vineyard’s activities and frequently works side by side with Alberto from the early hours of the day. Pierre’s loyal companion Jaka is always by his side.

Pierre Berger

Vineyard employee

Pierre “Pierrot” Berger is the most senior member of the Château de Birazel team. Aged over 90 years old, but looking and feeling 45, Pierre brings a lifetime of viticulture experience with him. Despite his age Pierre actively participates in the vineyard’s activities and frequently works side by side with Alberto from the early hours of the day. Pierre’s loyal companion Jaka is always by his side.

Jérémy Maury

Vine & Wine supervisor

Jeremy has more than 10 years of experience in the wine industry. Jeremy oversees and manages both the vineyards and the wine facility. Jeremy’s work ethic and attention to detail do not go unnoticed and can be witnessed in the chai and in our final products, the wines! Besides his day job Jeremy is also a volunteer firefighter at the local fire station.

jeremy.maury@chateaudebirazel.fr

Jérémy Maury

Vine & Wine supervisor

Jeremy has more than 10 years of experience in the wine industry. Jeremy oversees and manages both the vineyards and the wine facility. Jeremy’s work ethic and attention to detail do not go unnoticed and can be witnessed in the chai and in our final products, the wines! Besides his day job Jeremy is also a volunteer firefighter at the local fire station.

jeremy.maury@chateaudebirazel.fr

Alberto Da Silva

Vineyard employee and tractor driver / cellar assistant

Alberto joined Château de Birazel in April of 2020. Although he has a past in masonry, he also has over 10 years of vineyard tractoring and chai experience. The current high-quality state of the vineyards is in part due to his effort and dedication. Alberto has a background in Portuguese traditional dance and has a passion for cars and ATV off-roading.

Alberto Da Silva

Vineyard employee and tractor driver / cellar assistant

Alberto joined Château de Birazel in April of 2020. Although he has a past in masonry, he also has over 10 years of vineyard tractoring and chai experience. The current high-quality state of the vineyards is in part due to his effort and dedication. Alberto has a background in Portuguese traditional dance and has a passion for cars and ATV off-roading.

Julien Sanz

Landscape gardener / Vineyard employee

Passionate about gardening, but also fishing and hikes in the wild, he can look back at park and garden maintenance as well as experience in vineyard related tasks.

Julien Sanz

Landscape gardener / Vineyard employee

Passionate about gardening, but also fishing and hikes in the wild, he can look back at park and garden maintenance as well as experience in vineyard related tasks.

Guillaume Burgevin

Commercial director

A lover of wine and trade, Guillaume turned his passion into his profession more than then years ago. As a good epicurean, he likes meeting new people and the sharing around gastronomy, but also enjoys solitary activities such as painting, sculpture, and golf.

guillaume.burgevin@chateaudebirazel.fr

Guillaume Burgevin

Commercial director

A lover of wine and trade, Guillaume turned his passion into his profession more than then years ago. As a good epicurean, he likes meeting new people and the sharing around gastronomy, but also enjoys solitary activities such as painting, sculpture, and golf.

guillaume.burgevin@chateaudebirazel.fr