A thousand years of history

This ancient Lordship was built of the foundations of a Gallo-Roman villa, once the property of Antoine de Niquet, Paul Riquet and Vauban's engineer for the Canal du Midi. It has been owned by the Exéa Family for over two centuries and is comprised of four contiguous properties:

-The Château de Sérame
-The Château d'Argens
-The Leingoust Abbey
-The Tower of Montrabech
All of them are situated on the banks of the Canal du Midi at the junction of the Corbières and Minervois Protected Designations of Origin and the Pays d'Oc Protected Geographical Indication.

Drawing on the past to build the future

The Vignobles d'Exea is now under the direction of the new generation of the Exéa Family who wish to built on their rich history and enter into an idealistic and pragmatic future.

"We want to restore the heart and soul of the Vignobles d'Exea in their vocation as a viable, innovative economic entity, and also in their social, cultural, human and family dimension.

A palette of terroirs

From the oldes sandstone limestones dating form the Eocene era and the continental formation, to the different fluvial terraces of the quaternary, the diverse soils of the Vignobles d'Exéa allow for the best expression of a palette of over twenty grape varietals.
The strict Mediterranean climate remains under the permanent influence of the very active Tramontane wind - a viticulture as close as possible to the elements.

Allies of time and nature...

Our policy on vinification is minimal intervention and additives. This allows the different grape varietals and plots to express the difference of their origins and terroirto the fullest.
Its best to be patient as the wines mature in the stoneware of an amphora, the oak of the barrels, or simply in our vats. The wines are kept at the ideal temperature and allowed to reach their full potential.

Pioneer of eco-farming and eco-enology

"We lucidely and courageously commit ourselves to be a solid link in the chain of time. To create new paths and prepare for a more united future."
"We are determined to make Les Vignobles d'Exéa a place of personal, sociale, environmental and cultural adventure. An innovative and economically viable pioneer of eco- farming and eco- enology.
It is of the upmost importance for us to share with you our "art de vivre", keeping natures harmonious balance in order to to live an immersive and meaningful experience.