Our History

An estate passes from father to son

The Bernard family has been farming since the end of the 1800s and the estate has been handed down from generation to generation.

After several decades of mixed farming, it was in the 1950s that Maurice BERNARD, the grandfather, prioritized the cultivation of vines. Jacques, his only son, assisted by his wife Liliane, began to develop the wine estate by planting plots of vines to reach a total area of 50 hectares But it was not until 2008 that the first vintage of Domaine La Ligière came to life when grandson Philippe and his wife, Elizabeth, created their own winery and continued, the work undertaken by the parents by applying for Organic Agriculture certification.

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Some important dates

1896

Beginning

Beginning of the family farm in polyculture, notably silkworms.

1950

Wine production

With a unique terroir, the estate turns to wine-growing.

1997

The estate

The acquisition of 17 hectares allows our family to establish its place in the wine world.

2008

Launch

First cuvée and first vinification for the estate, which is moving towards emancipation.

2010

Emancipation

The creation of a vinification area allows the creation of the full range of wines and independence.

Our values

In the heart of a renowned wine-growing area, where the most beautiful appellations rub shoulders, between Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise, we have chosen to implement our values to offer you some singular wines.

True lovers of our terroir and the world of wine, we endeavour to produce exceptional wines, full of character, while protecting our beautiful natural heritage through organic farming. This passion, which has been passed down from father to son, encourages us to continually seek ways to increase our knowledge and expertise to be able to consistently make wines of high quality.

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Our unique terroirs

Discover our very special terroirs, which are destined for excellent wine-growing and the creation of unique wines.

Not far from the Dentelles de Montmirail, our land is bursting with sunshine. Caressed by the Mistral breeze, our sandy-clay and limestone soils are conducive to exceptional crus. We have also chosen to develop an organic approach in order to preserve this natural heritage.