Throughout history, Château Guiot has been highly coveted by wealthy families in the Camargue region, the last to whom it owes its name.
François and Sylvia Cornut purchased the Château Guiot in 1976, bringing with them expertise and passion. The Cornut family decided to change the planting ratio at the domaine by planting the noble varietals frequently used in the production of fine wines.
They also embarked upon significant renovation works. The cellars and the vineyards were the main focus. The vat-house was extended in order to enable individual parcels to be vinified separately. Quality levels soon began to rise and wines of outstanding quality were produced. Investments were made to improve the temperature controlled vinification facilities, with temperature control being essential for guaranteeing consistent quality.
In 1983, the renowned Michelin-starred Chef “Pages”, owner of the “Hostellerie de Chantoisoie” and President of the Languedoc Sommeliers Society, discovered the Chateau’s wines and included them on the wine list at his prestigious restaurant. This led to a Gault-millau critic discovering the domaine’s wines and singing their praises in his reviews. Robert Parker, the famous American wine critic and journalist, also acknowledged the quality of the domaine’s wines in 1996.
A few years later, in 2007, the Cornut Family twins, Alexis and Numa, joined the family adventure and purchased “L’Enclos de la Chance” in order to produce a range of white wines. This was the first time that white wines were produced by the Château.
In 2011, the family developed the domaine’s wine production area by purchasing some neighboring parcels of exceptional quality. This extension was the catalyst for the following year’s new construction for bottled wines. The barrel cellar was also extended in order to vinify wines aged in oak barrels.
A reception cellar was also built to welcome visitors and allow them to taste the wines of Château Guiot.