La Grange is wonderful diversity, is beauty and harmony. La Grange is simply

La Grange is a family-owned winery

200 year ago the Sabatier family founded La Grange. They produced wine, olive oil and also raised sheep. Hence the name La Grange, the stall. The Sabatiers were fun-loving people and often hosted feasts at their home.   The neighbors loved to come to these parties as nobody could make wine as the Sabatiers.   In 2008, the Freund family took over La Grange. Since then a lot has happend. The vineyards were adjusted to organic wine-making, a moderd cellar was built, and sheep moved back in.     
What remains unchanged is the privileged location between the three volcanoes Saint Marthe, Saint Hilaire and Cadables, the vast amount of water supply underneath the hill on which La Grange is located, the small lots separated by bushes and trees, the wild Garrigue surrounding our vineyards, the cool position between the Cevennes and the ocean, the incredible diversity in animals, flowers and plants, all of which makes La Grange a heavenly place.

We produce sustainably because we want to preserve this paradies

Flowers bloom, birds chirp and flutter, the grapes ripen on optimal terroir, the wines are accompanied with great great care until they are full-bodied, exciting and elegant. We do everything to presever and strengthen our heavenly nature. The vineyards of La Grange are cultivated according to the standards of organic wine-making.  We are member of Terra Vitis, the most important association for sustainable winemaking ( Viticultuer Raisonèe) and we are certified in HVE 3 (Haute Valeur Environnementale), the highest level of the French seal for sustainable management.   

Small yields, great wines

Hektar. Only a vine with a small yield has concentrated, first-class grapes. At La Grange, we prune the vines so that the yield is small but the quality great. In some vineyards, we only harvest 25 hectoliters per hectar.    

Our gentle ways!

Our grapes are crushed very gently. The cellar is located on a slope and partly underground. The must flows into the tanks by means of gravity and is germented at controlled temperatur. Since we have healthy, ripe and full- bodied grapes, our wines are stable and long-lasting. They hardly need sulfur. One wine, the La Grange Tradition Combelles, is even made entirely without sulfur. 

An enthusiastic smile

All important lots are fermented and aged separately. Our great wines are made from the best. They age to perfection in wooden barrels. The faces of our team are filled with an enthusiastic smile after a great wine has been made once again and when our wines are awarded medals and high rankings each year. You will see us smiling most of the time.

Ooooh olive oil!

We grow olive trees on small lots as well and use old varieties of the region: Oliviere, Aglandau, Clermontaise and Lucques. We make olive oils that have very pure, clear, green aromas, a peppery finish and are full of unsaturated fatty acids. That is why we harvest the olives very early and while they are still green. Of course, the yield is very small at this point in time. More than six kilograms of olives are necessary to produce one liter of our olive oil. But it sure is delicious. We harvest by hand and process the olives immediately. The olive varieties are separated and stored airtight in small steel tanks in order to preserve their freshness and purity.  

We make great wines and raise small sheep

200 years ago, the Sabatier family founded La Grange. Today, the place is named after them as “Sabatier”. They made wine, they made olive oil, they raised sheep and hosted big feasts. We love this tradition because the Sabatiers cared deeply for the wine, the people, and the animals. And we do it the same way. We produce excellent wine that adds to the joys of life and makes feasts even more festive, we make high quality olive oils for the elegant cuisine, and we raise sheep again.

Our sheep are part of the fire department

The sheep we raise belong to the Rouge de Rousillon breed, which is an old breed of the Languedoc-Rousillon in danger of extinction. There are only around 2,000 animals left. Most of the sheep have a red-colored head and look like they are wearing a costume. Our sheep are an important part of La Grange. They eat the grass in the vineyards and their manure strengthens the plants. Seeds and insects get stuck in their shaggy fur and are transported from one place to the other. Flora and fauna multiply as a result. But the sheep are also supporting troops of the fire department as they eat the lower grown plants and sprouts in the Garrigue and thus help in slowing down recurring bush fires. This way such fires can also be extinguished more easily.