Located in the commune of Cuers, in the heart of the Pierrefeu region, Château l’Afrique is an ancient wine property that has existed since Roman times, as can be seen from the remains of a Gallo-Roman bread oven that was discovered in the heart of the vineyard. Already the owner of a large vineyard that bordered plots belonging to Château l’Afrique in several places, Gabriel Sumeire purchased the property in 1953 from the Savy family of Marseille, and gave it its current configuration. The Sumeire vineyards were shared out among the children in 1976. Elie, the eldest, inherited l’Afrique and passed it on to his sons Gabriel and Jean-Pierre. Today the property is owned by Olivier and his sister Sophie, Gabriel’s great-grandchildren. The chateau was named at the beginning of the 19th century, when the former owners returned from Africa to settle in Provence.