Discover our award winning vineyard and wines
Whether you are a professional wine buyer or buying for yourself we invite you to explore our vineyard, winery and our award winning wines by scrolling down or following the links below:
The vines and terroir
On rising ground a few kms from the Mediterranean, Domaine Saint Hilaire benefits from a sunny climate but is protected from extreme temperatures by the sea.
Our 34Ha of vines cleverly use the benefits of our varied terroir – with our 35+ year-old vines on the stony plateau for our intense reds and the more fertile valley for lighter whites and rosé.
Our philosophy is to let nature naturally express the qualities of our terroirs and vines with low yields (c. 35Ha/Hl) and largely organic methods.
We are helped in our aims by the famous Southern French winds – the Mistral, Tramontane and Marin which gently air the vines – keeping diseases at bay and reducing the need for treatments.
A mixture of hand-harvesting and the latest technology ensure our precious grapes are delivered to the winery in perfect condition.
Our Head Winemaker Vincent has been making wines at Saint Hilaire for 25 years and runs the winery with a fanatical attention to detail.
Chilling and setting in dedicated tanks and precisely controlled fermentation temperature and micro-oxygenation ensure that we retain the maximum freshness and fruit flavours in our wines.
Only the best quality French oak barrels are used to age our wines with a combination of new, one year-old and two-year-old barrels to give the perfect balance and not dominate the wine.
We bottle all our own wines at the domaine giving us maximum control over quality. Most of our wines are closed with corks but based on client demand we can use screw-caps – typically the stylish Stelvin Lux.
Our Wine Ranges
Limited production, from our best vines aged in oak barrels. Can be found in Europe’s best restaurants
Elegant dinner wines made from grapes carefully selected from low-yield parcels and oak-aged
Pure expression of the grape variety and our terroir
A carefully selected portfolio of wines from our neighbouring vineyards