Once upon a time…

During the 1970s, Jean Orliac had graduated from Montpellier's Agricultural College. He was a huge lover of rock climbing, high mountains and wild land. Then he discovered the Hortus and Pic Saint Loup cliffs forming a belt around the little Fambétou coomb. All he found were abandoned land parcels and fallow ground, yet it seemed obvious to him that these scree covered slopes had huge potential. Thus it was that with huge enthusiasm, but with hardly a cent to his name, a story was born.

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In the early days, only four hectares (10 acres) were cleared and planted. In that he was anxious to get to know this unknown land, it was 15 years before he produced his first wine, the 1990 vintage.
And whilst the vineyard was taking root, a house and wine cellars were built, all in a style which combined modern architecture with the countryside's tradition.
As time went on, his four children returned to the fold, bringing their individual personalities and experience.

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Created by Henry Florence

At the heart of the Pic Saint Loup,
in the Val de Montferrand, a vineyard
in the heart of the wild garrigue and the hearts of men

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