What people say about us....
We welcome people at Saint Hilaire on a daily basis to taste our wines. They come mainly through word of mouth, but some are also from guests staying with us at the domaine. Here's what a couple of them had to say....
Life's a bottle
"The wine they produce is of a very high standard. I would have bought a pallet or two if my bank balance was a little healthier. The merlot and the chardonnay are particularly noteworthy and their top end cuvees, called Silks are terrific."
"Made the short drive from Pezenas to this beautiful domaine and had a delicious wine tasting with the owner who not only has incredible wines, but also great stories about the history of the place. If you are in the area, make sure you stop by and have a taste!"
"I have been to wineries in Napa and st Hilaire blows them out of the water. Daniel gave us the best wine tour ever"
Local French people love our wines too....
"La gamme Advocate est magnifique, et leur pépite se nomme "the lost boys" une histoire et un vin à tomber par terre...." ( The Advocate range is fabulous, and their palate teaser the Lost Boys is a wine that will blow you away.." )
...and Jancis Robinson OBE and Masters in Wine refers to the Viognier Vermentino as ;
" Peachily aromatic, determinedly dry but scented on the palate. Clean, crisp and avoiding the bitterness pitfall of some southern French Viogniers."
and again, here's Jancis Robinson on the Lost Boys...
"Bricky ruby. Mature with lots of undergrowth flavours and perhaps a touch of menthol. Tannins are still firm and dry but there's also the fruit sweetness of the region that comes back on the finish with a fruit-cake flavour."
Source: http://www.jancisrobinson.com/ September 2015
And if that wasn't enough, this year has also seen us gain more awards within the industry...
..." élégant, riche est typée pour ce vin de gastronomie." (displays the classic, elegant and rich characteristics of a gastronomic wine"
We were also delighted when we heard that the 2014 Viognier had been awarded a Gold Medal at IGP awards
See a full list of our awards over the past 5 years here.