An estate imbued with history
The character of Château Pas du Cerf has its origins in the mysterious interplay of nature and royalty.
In the sixteenth century, King François I was staying on the Mediterranean coast to celebrate the
marriage of his son; Henri II to Catherine de Medicis. He was invited by the Lord of the Château
d’Hyères to join a hunting party. The King, while walking, killed a deer as it picked its way down the
steep landscape. In homage to this royal trophy, the local people named the spot ‘Pas du Cerf’ or
“Deer at a walking gait”.
The story of Château Pas du Cerf began in 1848. The first grapes from the estate were made into
wine in the family home. For eight generations now, the family heritage has been passed on with
respect for the past, care for the present and one eye on the future.