The History of Domaine L’Ancienne Cure
Domaine l’Ancienne Cure is located in the heart of Colombier, a small village in the wine region Bergerac in France. In 1946, Hélène and Gaston Roche bought the former presbytery of Colombier and created a wine tasting cellar in 1968. Their love for wines and plants motivated the family to grow vines. Now, the fifth generation is cultivating the vines. In 1984, Christian Roche inherited the part of the property. Five years later, he built the winery to become an independent winemaker and producer of quality yet natural wines. He started fundamental practices to produce the best wines in the region. Christian Roche converted the entire property at Domaine l’Ancienne Cure to organic farming to keep the best and richest flavors of terroir in the wines.
Discover the Terroir of Domaine l’Ancienne Cure Winery
The winery grows Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sauvignon Gris, Muscadelle, Chenin, Ondenc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec for their white, red, and rosé wines. The healthy, structured and porous soil of the vineyards enrich the wines with nutrients and fresh aromas. Moreover, the family’s respect for the environment, better rooting, organic farming and use of barrels or casks contribute to create exceptional wines.
Wine Tours and Tastings at Domaine l’Ancienne Cure
Domaine l’Ancienne Cure welcomes all visitors and wine lovers for a tour of the cellar and vineyards. Discover the unique terroir, learn about the winemaking process and taste some of the best wines of the area.