About This Vineyard
We are Catherine and Patrick and passion for wine led us to Combebelle with its potential to produce exceptionally high quality organic wines from grapes cultivated in naturally healthy and truly beautiful surroundings. The vineyard is located in the heart of AOC St Chinian with 17ha under vine, including Syrah Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.
St Chinian is a village and local marketplace dating back to 825 when a monastery was founded by Saint Anian, possibly on the site of what is today the Mairie. Despite its small area, St Chinian acquired its own AOC status in 1982, in recognition of the quality of viticulture and wines from this unspoilt area in the foothills of the Black Mountains and the Highlands of the Parc Naturel Regional du Haut Languedoc. The appellation covers 20 communes and produces mainly red but also has some white and rosé wines. Unlike many of the Languedoc wines grown extensively on the plains below, the vines grow on rugged hillsides facing the Mediterranean Sea and the distant Pyrenees at an altitude of 100-200m. St Chinian wines have a long-standing reputation going back as far as the 14th century.