The Other Family Vineyards
Starting in 1983, when he took over management of Domaine de Chevalier, Olivier Bernard and his team gradually introduced a winemaking philosophy revolving around balance. This guides every step of viticulture and winemaking, as does respecting the purity of the fruit and gentle extraction in keeping with the terroir and vintage character...
These basic principles are applied at all the estates acquired over the years by the Bernard family.
The next one was in 1993, ten years after Domaine de Chevalier when, several months after having been solicited by a religious community (the Sisters of the Holy Family), Olivier Bernard agreed to be the tenant farmer and winemaker at Domaine de la Solitude (Pessac-Léognan).