Vignobles Bonfils celebrated their 150th anniversary in 2020, but in 2021 our primary focus is on telling you about what we do. We aim to throw open the doors to our world of winegrowing and winemaking, but also to our chateaux and estates. In fact, it’s one of our New Year’s resolutions!
We are giving our social media presence a new lease of life and are inviting you to join us right now to share some time discovering our wines, of course, but also our vineyard sites in Languedoc Roussillon, and our environmental and family values. Through our posts, our aim is to share with you some of the legacy that our family has passed down to us and we hope that many of you will follow our adventure as winegrowers!
The family’s journey began back in 1870, in Algeria, where Joseph and Honorine Bonfils met. On the Mediterranean coast, near Oran, Honorine established a farm and planted extensive vineyards, confident that winegrowing had a promising future. The Bonfils legacy was born.
Nearly a century later, in 1962, Jean-Michel Bonfils and his wife Marie-Paule had to leave their homeland for France. Through their hard work, though, and with time, their return and Jean-Michel’s arrival at Domaine du Lirou in Languedoc-Roussillon would prove to be a fresh start. The foundation stones of Vignobles Bonfils in the family’s adoptive region had been laid.
The independent family company welcoming you has now been passed down through six generations. After 150 grape harvests, three generations currently work hand in hand to ensure that France’s largest independent winegrowing firm can continue to progress.
All of them are committed to writing a new chapter in this multigenerational story by sharing their love of vine growing, the character of their wines and the beauty of their outstanding vineyard locations which, along with vines, are not only part of Occitania’s heritage, but also of our History.
By joining us on social media, you will discover the values of Vignobles Bonfils, along with our vineyard sites in the South of France that fill us with pride and our wines made from fruit that basks in the region’s sunshine. These outstanding settings are a treasure trove of cultural and landscape gems!
Although we are reaping the benefits of past efforts, we are also building the future for generations to come, our sights still squarely set on quality. The Bonfils story, therefore, has plenty still to tell!