La Seigneurie de Peyrat
Near Pézenas, City of Art and Culture in Southern France, a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean, Seigneurie de Peyrat is a large, family estate composed of château, park enclosed by a stone wall, vegetable gardens, olive trees, woods and most importantly a vast vineyard. Of the many great villas and wine estates of the region, few match Seigneurie de Peyrat’s charm.
This estate, formerly called Métairie de Montplaisir, was likely a Gallo-Roman villa. The Peyrat family arrived in 1645. In 1660, King Louis XIV and Cardinal Mazarin holidayed there. For several centuries, the estate belonged to various families who made it prosper. In 1980 a complete overhaul of the vineyard began and continues today with the 5th generation: Cécile Viennet and her husband Miguel Espada.
In the heart of this exceptional terroir, they perpetuate a refined art de vivre close to nature, combining tradition, passion and innovation. Multiple grape varietals flourish on this terroir of villafranchian and volcanic soil: Classics such as Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne and other, more original ones like Pinot noir, Colombard, Vermentino, and Sangiovese. The estate’s philosophy: cultivate vines traditionally while respecting the soil, animals and Mediterranean climate.