Our Story

We are a family owned and managed vineyard in the Languedoc, close to the Mediterranean. We are passionate about Saint Hilaire and our wines but don’t take our word for it – see what our customers and independent reviewers think.

On Tripadvisor 48 of our 51 reviews are “Excellent” (the top category) and 3 are “Very Good” (as at May 2019).

The Huff Post listed us as one of 10 Vineyards to Visit worldwide in the next 5 years.

Our wines regularly receive French and international awards from prestigious organisations such as Decanter, Concours Mondial Bruxelles, Concours National, Jancis Robinson, and our top range can be found in Michelin starred restaurants and 5* hotels across Europe. See recent awards below.

Our “things to do” wine tasting experience received 90% “Excellent” reviews on Tripadvisor.

Finally, see our facebook page for more views and our latest news.

If you have any questions please email us at info@domainesaint-hilaire.com

We hope to see you at the vineyard soon!

Nick and Lisa Kent

Our Current Award Winning Wines

The Team

Edouard Rainaut is the Estate Director. Edouard has brought a wealth of experience of making wines and managing estates in Provence and the Languedoc.

Our Head Winemaker is Vincent Maurel who has been responsible for winemaking at the Domaine for over 20 years.  Vincent is assisted by Aziz.

Izabela runs the tasting room, local sales and events.  Yannick is our administrator and book-keeper.

Aziz and Xavier look after the vines, supplemented by one or two helpers at busy times.

Nick and Sarah look after the house and gallery and also help with events, harvesting and bottling.

In December 2015 Saint Hilaire was purchased by Nick and Lisa Kent.  Nick and Lisa are passionate about wines and the area. Their intention is to invest in the vineyard and to build its reputation internationally.

The Family

We are a couple from the UK (Nick) and USA (Lisa) and are blessed with five wonderful children, Simon, Chris, Laura, Richard and James.

Nick has had a successful previous career in management consulting both as a Partner at Accenture and as the founder of Alpha Financial Markets Consulting. Nick retains some corporate and charity responsibilities in the UK but is predominantly focussed on the wine business of Saint Hilaire.

Lisa worked for many years in consulting and banking but in recent years has spent most of her time working with a range of charities either as Chairman, trustee or in an advisory capacity. 

We have been coming to the area for holidays for many years and love the people, the lifestyle – and of course the wine. While on holiday in the summer of 2015 we visited Saint Hilaire and fell in love – and 6 months later we were the proud new owners of this wonderful estate.

We view ourselves very much as the stewards of the estate and aim to bring new energy, ideas and investment to the domaine and to expand its reputation internationally. We are always keen to hear feedback – do come and visit us and tell us what you think over a glass of wine.

We hope to see you soon

Nick and Lisa

Giving Back

We strongly believe in giving back something to the world  and the communities around us.

Our main focus for this is our UK charitable trust – you can read about our recent projects here.

We are also pleased to support projects around Montagnac and the Languedoc more widely including: Social inclusion for older residents of Montagnac, the integration of ethnic communities and Cancer Support France.

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