Domaine Bertrand Bergé | Paziols

Bertrand Bergé Vineyards in Paziols

Jérôme and Sabine Bertrand have been making wine near the tiny village of Paziols since 1993 but six generations of Jérôme’s family have preceded them, right back to his great-grandfather Jean Sirven, who won plaudits for his wines at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. They continued to make wine until the 1960s when the decision was taken to supply grapes to the local co-operative.

1993 was the year when Jérôme and Sabine took winemaking back into their own hands. The decision has proved to be farsighted and they have earned a reputation as one of the best domains in Fitou. They now oversee 33 hectares of organically farmed vines, planted with Grenache, Syrah and Carignan with an average age of 60 years.