The adventure began in the early twentieth century. The vineyard was acquired by family Duporge in 1910. The domain, then called "Jalousy", was bought by Pierre Auguste Duporge and his son Fernand Duporge from Mrs. Guiard and Mrs. Herissé. The 20-hectare vineyard was though very fragmented.
At this time, Pierre Auguste and Fernand were wine growers and barrel makers. They have reconsolidated the vineyard over a lifetime: they merged all the scattered fragments of land into one unified property. In 1930, the vineyard was mainly white wine, extended over approximately 35 hectares and produced around 1,800 hectolitres a year. Joined by Fernand's son, Henri Duporge, in 1934, Jalousy gradually flourished.
In 1962, Henri's son, Pierre Duporge joined the company. Two years later, his sister Marie-Hélène Duporge joined it too. In 1968, they expanded the vineyard in places around David and Beaulieu. In 1970, they founded an Agricultural Land Grouping (in French "Groupement Foncier Agricole", GFA). In 1992, the domain Jalousy became "Jalousie Beaulieu" and the holding "Société Civile d'Exploitation Agricole" was born.
In 1999, Philippe Person, Marie-Hélène Duporge's son, took over the ownership of the 93-hectare vineyard. In 2001, he signed a leasing contract with two wine holdings "Château Pascaud" and "Château de Marze", which included 26 hectares of planted vineyards. Between 2004 and 2016, Philippe Person further expanded the domain. In 2016, the total farming area of the holding "SCEA des Vignobles Jalousie Beaulieu" reached 160 hectares. His son, Pierre Person, joined the enterprise in 2016 to support the marketing strategy of the company. Pierre is the sixth generation of this family-run business.
From a very young age, Pierre PERSON was interested in life at the Château. He follows his father everywhere and joins the teams in the vineyard during summer training courses. He discovers in particular lifting and de-stemming.
After his baccalaureate, Pierre chose to continue his studies in wines and spirits. He does several internships in France and abroad (United States, South Africa).
Pierre PERSON then forges a conviction: he must continue to learn the trade on the one hand, and on the other hand he wants to work for the family vineyard. He therefore chose to integrate INSEEC in Bordeaux. During his two years of master's degree, he spends one week a month in class to learn the theory and three weeks a month at Château Jalousie Beaulieu to put it into practice.
Philippe PERSON and his son Pierre PERSON are now working together to develop Château Jalousie Beaulieu. Aware of the challenges that await them, particularly the ecological and qualitative challenges, they are proud to promote a human adventure that began more than a century ago.