In 1882, Jean Prat the elder, a 19th century visionary, took over Domaine de la Baume, which had been lying fallow since the phylloxera outbreak. With the help of his sons, in the space of 20 years he restored 100 hectares of vineyard, exported his production abroad and opened a shop in the Paris of 1900, newly restyled by the Baron Haussmann. After several changes of proprietor between 1947 and the present day, it was Joseph Helfrich, CEO of the Grands Chais de France group and 21st century visionary, who took over at the head of this wonderful estate in 2003 and proceeded to establish its much-deserved international recognition. Domaine de la Baume in the Languedoc-Roussillon region is situated in Servian, between Béziers and the medieval town of Pézenas, at the centre of the world’s largest wine-growing area. In this haven of peace and quiet, one road leads to the magnificent wrought-iron gate adorned with a J and a P, in honour of Jean Prat.
Domaine de la Baume is an estate of some 176 hectares, planted with Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon, Chardonnay et Viognier.