The first wines ever produced in the Gassac Valley are said to date back to 780 A.D. when St Benoit d’Aniane, one of Charlemagne’s counselors planted the original Gassac vineyard in this magical valley. With over 40 different grape varieties planted in the valley, the Daumas Gassac vineyard is a museum of rare and uncloned vines (pre 1920’s) from all over the world.
The estate benefits from a rare and still unexplained red, powder-fine glacial soil strikingly similar to that of the best parts of Burgundy.
At Daumas Gassac the wine is conceived following the old European tradition. Only the fruits in perfect condition, carefully hand-picked and manually sorted reach the fermentation vats. No chemical fertilizer or any other synthetic products at Daumas Gassac. The estate has been farmed in a traditional and natural way for thousands of years.