Our vineyards are located in the southern foothills of the Cevennes mountains, overlooking the Mediterranean. They are located in the appellation of Faugères, the oldest appellation in Languedoc. The viticulture here dates back to Roman times.
The Mediterranean sun The climate in Faugères is typically mediterranean. Summers are generally hot and very dry. During the months from June to August temperatures often rise above 30 degrees, on average they reach 29 degrees in the early afternoon. From June to September, except a few storms, it hardly rains in most years. The vines, native from the Middle East, feel very comfortable in a climate like this.
Intact forest and scrubland The hills and mountains around Faugères are largely covered by forests. The most prominent one is the oak tree (quercus ilex), and on the acids slate soils chestnut trees are also widespread. Many species of animals have a protected life habitat in this area. An impressive variety of Mediterranean plants grows in the scrubs, particularly prevalent are the cyst (helianthemum), thyme (thymus), heather (erica multiflora), broom (genesta) and the wild rose (rosa canica).
An impressive variety of Mediterranean plants grows in the scrubs, particularly prevalent are the cyst (helianthemum), thyme (thymus), heather (erica multiflora), broom (genesta) and the wild rose (rosa canica).
Viticulture in antiquity Viticulture was introduced in Languedoc by the Greeks, who founded the port city of Agathe Tyche (now the city of Agde) around 550 BC. Following the conquest by the Romans around 118 BC, viticulture in Languedoc (Province of Gallia Narbonensis at the time) spread widely. One can find even today traces of Roman villas and viticulture in the region of Faugères.