Domaine de l'Hortus

The Orliac family established their domaine in the late seventies, between the Pic Saint Loup and l’Hortus mountains in a beautiful and wild valley. The deserted landneeded a lot attention and the family worked hard to bring it to its present glory. The reward has been worth it - now producing some of the best wines in the Languedoc region; I’Hortus have a world-wide reputation and is the reference in the Pic Saint Loup appellation.

Jean Orliac had a vision of turning a fledgling wine region into a great appellation. It took time to convert the abandoned and barren land into an established vineyard, and consequently the first vintage for Domaine de l'Hortus wasn't until 1990.In total, they now have 55 hectares of vines, split over two sites, with 43 ha red grapes and 12 ha white.