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The Domaine de Saint Pierre vineyard, located in the heart of the Hérault at Vias Plage, offers a diversity of five grape varieties. Thanks to its natural drainage, its ideal east/west orientation, and its moist soil, privileged conditions for the production of quality wines. Today the estate extends over 80 ha including 30 ha of vines. The production of the estate is organic farming in order to preserve the soil, the animal species and to respect the environment.


Since 1986, Olivier De Maurepas, winegrower and passionate about promoting the Languedoc region by offering quality wines. 

Today he continues to develop and improve the domain of Saint Pierre by enrolling it in a sustainable development approach.


The domain in figures

13 ha

Of vineyards


Grape varieties

126 years old

Of expertise


Bottles per year

Nature of the soil and subsoil:

To the south of the village of Vias, between the Canal du Midi, created by Paul Riquet in the 17th century, and the Mediterranean Sea bordered by long sandy beaches, the estate is made up of sandy, sandy-clayey and clay-limestone soils well drained by many roubines, flat land surrounded by the Libron to the west, the canal to the east, the border with Grau d'Agde and Tamarissière, itself crossed by the Hérault...


The fauna and flora are those of wetlands, close to the sea: seagulls, cormorants, ducks, herons, moorhens, white egrets, reeds, canoes, tamarins and white-winged ducks. Man will plant poplars, mulberry trees, plane trees, olive trees and palm trees there.
He will cultivate rice and of course the vine.


The subsoil is, under the arable layer, made up of waterlogged sands, the water table is found from 1 meter 60, then various clayey and impermeable layers retain the more or less salty waters. Finally, at a depth of 90 meters, the water table is well insulated and provides us with drinking water.


The area is also supplied with fresh water by the nearby Canal du Midi thanks to a network of "roubines", which allows watering in summer and diluting the salt in the soil by immersion.

Surface area:

All the plots surround the farm buildings. Another part of the land is located north of the village, recently acquired to compensate for the reduction in the area due to the urbanization of the seaside resort. The plots are of various sizes ranging from 1 to 6 hectares and constitute a set of about thirty hectares.


Climate :

The Mediterranean climate is very contrasting and often excessive, mild in winter, hot and dry in summer with springs that are often turbulent and autumns that are either very rainy or very dry. But sunshine is the dominant note which suits the vines and grapes perfectly.


Built at the beginning of the 19th century, it was not until 1896 that my great-grandfather, Charles Bonnaventure, wine merchant in Cette (Sète), decided to buy the Saint-Pierre estate and, for more than a hundred years, five generations of this family have succeeded in cultivating, improving, modernizing and developing this estate "between sky and sea". His eldest son, Charles, surrounded by several workers and a ramonet, hired in 1938 a young girl, Isabelle, then 20 years old .......

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