History & Family

The first vines in the vineyard date back to Roman times,
they were planted in the shelter of the mistral wind at the bottom of a little bumpy hill which gave the name of Mont-Redon to our property.


Mont-Redon is the locality of our vineyard since Antiquity. The topography of the "round mountain" located at the bottom of the estate inspired the Romans who called it "Montem Rotundum", translated today as Mont-Redon. In the year 1344, the vineyard belonged to the Episcopal see and its terroir was then farmed for its own wines. In the 18th century, this land became the property of the Astier-Mathieu family. Anselme Mathieu, a famous Provençal poet known as Félibre who called himself Marquis de Mont-Redon, ran the estate until the end of the 19th century. After the phylloxera crisis, when everything had to be rebuilt and recreated, Henri Plantin decided in 1923 to purchase the estate, which at that time consisted in only 2.5 hectares of vines.


Planting of the first vines on the plateau of rolled pebbles of Mont-Redon.

Vine pruning

Traditional bush-vines goblet pruning has shaped our vines over the years for a century. The goblet pruning, very respectful of the sap flow, which we practice from generation to generation ensures the longevity of our vineyard. The oldest vines of the estate are almost a century old; they were planted by our ancestor Henri Plantin.


Henri Plantin (1890 – 1966) acted as a precursor. In 1923, long before the creation of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation in 1936, he acquired Mont-Redon. The property was isolated from the village and surrounded by woods. A visionary, he set out to group the different plots around the estate and sensed the exceptional nature of the terroirs that will create and define our identity: fine sands (safres), limestone and rolled pebbles on our majestic Plateau. Henri Plantin undertook the first plantations on the plateau; a titanic work to bring to light one of the most beautiful terroirs of the appellation. The following generations contributed, progressively, to extending the estate up to 100 contiguous hectares, proudly making it the largest estate of Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.

The following generations contributed, progressively, to extending the estate up to 100 contiguous hectares, proudly making it the largest estate of Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.

From the 1950s the family took the plunge and started to explore overseas countries. Our first export market was the USA. Even today, we are fortunate to have importers around the world who have followed us since the 1960s..

Aujourd’hui encore, nous avons le bonheur de compter parmi nos clients des importateurs aux quatre coins du monde qui nous suivent depuis les années 1960.

In 1980, the estate expanded with the acquisition of a 15 hectares vineyard in Côtes-du-Rhône appellation, followed by another 35 hectares vineyard in Lirac appellation in 1997. They are both located in the village of Roquemaure and are next to each other. In the beginning of the new millennium, the story continued with the creation of our haute couture wine merchant house called «Réserve Mont-Redon».

Today, Château Mont-Redon is owned by the Plantin family, heirs Abeille-Fabre, and is currently run by the 4th generation. Driven by the passion for wine, we inherited the entrepreneurial spirit of our ancestors and created new wines, to name but one, the single estate cuvée «Le Plateau de Mont-Redon» and looked for other great terroirs of our region. The family then acquired the iconic Domaine de l'Oratoire Saint-Martin in Cairanne in 2020, Domaine du Joncier in Lirac in 2022, both organic and biodynamic certified and then in 2024 Domaine Les Amouriers in Vacqueyras also in organic farming.

Resolutely turned towards the future and aware of our responsibility in regard to climate change, we strive for excellence, cultivate our singularity and our land to transmit it to future generations.

In 2023, the family was thrilled to celebrated the 100th anniversary of Château Mont-Redon: what immense joy, what happiness shared and captured in the following video.   

Discover our centenary celebration