Domaine Deleuze-Rochetin in Arpaillargues is almost 200 years old. In 2006, Catherine Cathonet took over this family-run estate, and commissioned the building of a new, privately owned winery.
In the village of Saint-Chaptes in the Gard stands a former Commanderie of the Knights Templar, built in 1212. It’s now home to La Tour de Gâtigne, a wine estate run by the Guibal family since 1936, where the fourth generation is already hard at work.
After 20 years as a schoolteacher, Emmanuel Senthille moved back to work on his family’s wine estate in St Jean de Crieulon in the foothills of the Cévennes. He joined his father initially, delivering his grapes to the local cooperative, but went on to set up his own winery in 2018, sourcing grapes from 4 hectares of vines. It was his childhood dream come true.