Le Château d'Orsan

Seven centuries of winegrowing in the Rhône Valley

Since the 14th century

Sitting on ancient wine-growing land, this château was originally a feudal castle with a moat, and a wine-growing château since the 13th century. In the 14th century, it was taken over by the Florentine de Perussis family, close to the Popes who had moved to Avignon. In the 16th century, it was married into the illustrious de Cambis family, also of Florentine origin. Close to King Louis XII, their courage and loyalty opened the doors to the Court of the Kings of France. As a result, this consensual family shone on both banks of the Rhône until its extinction at the end of the 19th century.

The château is now owned by Mrs and Mr Philippe VERDIER and their daughter Céline VERDIER RIEU, who took over the running of the estate with her husband Nicolas RIEU in 2010.

It is on the strength of this rich history, this nature, our values and our convictions that we hope to humbly share our passion with you. To perpetuate and preserve the cultivation of the vine with respect for tradition and nature. To make wines with soul, wines of the terroir, with a zest of modernity and daring.

The Papal Tower

In the inner courtyard, the tower is one of the oldest features of the property, whose rich historical past earned it the distinction of being one of the few châteaux to feature on the earliest maps of the Popes' Palace in Avignon.

The reception room

The château's former kitchen and its fireplace date back to the 14th century. It is now used as a reception, training and tasting room.
We do not rent out this room. It's reserved for our partners and professional customers, who we can welcome throughout the year to come and taste our wines with their teams and customers, train sales staff, or simply enjoy a convivial moment.

Our wines


Rieu Verdier


Cellars & Winemaking


La Chapelle

PHONE : +33(0)4 66 90 16 12
FAX : +33(0)4 66 90 03 02
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