Owner: Louis, Clémence, and Jeanne Fabre
Winemaker: Bernard Rehs
Vineyards: 150ha across five appellations, all estate-owned
Vineyard management: Certified organic since 1991, with some biodynamic practices
Soils: Clay-limestone, marl, sandstone, gravel, rolled pebbles, and puddingstone
Grapes grown: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Alvarinho, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Vermentino, Bourboulenc, Colombard, Muscat à Petits Grains, Malbec, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Merlot
Annual production: 700,000 bottles
- Famille Fabre is one of the oldest independent wine producers in the Languedoc: it has been owned and managed by the Fabre family since 1605.
- Their vineyards have been certified organic since 1991, and today they produce 100% organic wine at the estate.
The Fabre family has been cultivating vines in Corbières since 1605. Over the course of many generations, the Famille Fabre company has come to own 150 hectares of vineyards in the Languedoc region of France. The family now has five different châteaux in five different appellations: at La Grande Courtade, farm buildings are grouped around a 16th century château and a freestone tower called “the big dovecote.” Vats built by their ancestors in the 18th century are still in use today. Today, Louis Fabre (father and winemaker), Clémence Fabre (daughter and marketing/export), and Jeanne Fabre (daughter and wine tourism) represent the 15th and 16th generations of the Fabre family to participate in the family business. In deference to tradition, and with subsequent generations in mind, the Fabre family converted their entire estate to organic viticulture. Their wines are elegant expressions of the Languedoc while still reflecting their rugged and rebellious region.