Domaine de Colonat
Since 1828 when Claude Collonge, a former farrier, bought the current estate, seven generations of winegrowers from father to son have succeeded one another.
The current winemakers are Christine and Bernard who have been cultivating the Domaine de Colonat since 1977. After studies and time spent working abroad, their son Thomas has joined the family estate and is now the main winemaker.
"Respectful of our land, we seek to practice sound and clean winegrowing without fuss, but rather based on a philosophy of sincerity in order to protect our outstanding terroirs and pass them on to future generations.
"The globalisation of tastes and the industrialisation of wine mask the origin and the influence of the vintage which leads to standardised wines without soul bearing a brand name. Such wines are as lifeless as mummies. We are advocates of real and living wines, deep-rooted in our hillsides, rich in history and in culture. We love the nuances of each of our terroirs, the differences of each vintage and we seek to accentuate them.
"Throughout the centuries wine has connected people. Each glass must be filled with sharing, emotion and conviviality, which are the values of authentic wines inherent in their soul."