Jean and Bernard Dauré acquired Château de Jau, in 1974, one of the most beautiful viticultural properties in Roussillon. In 1983, they decided, to clear the garrigue-covered slops and plant Grenache Noir and Carignan on a plateau of 26 hectares. Rocks were broken and ground down to create land for vines, Bernard Dauré remembers with amusement the lines of onlookers who came on successive Sundays to “have a look at the cemetery.” Today, these vines, at times influenced by the sea, at other times “cleaned” by the north wind, enjoy an ideal exposure that favors the full maturity of the grapes. Today the estate has 100 hectares of vines planted with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet, Muscat à Petits Grains, Vermentino and both red and white Grenache.