The Sinard Family is a family of farmers who focused on making quality wines at the end of the 19th century. Throughout the generations, independence and expressive wine profiles appear in their choice.
We want to highlight the work accomplished by our ancestors. They enabled Domaine Saint-Laurent wines recognition, with more difficult work conditions and tricky contexts (2 world wars, phylloxera). Special recognition to the winegrowers wives, who actively participated in this process.
  • Late 19th century

    François and Julie Sinard The peasant common sense.

    François Sinard developed and expanded the estate, and his wines were recognized for their quality. He had charisma and earned the nickname of “mayor” of the Saint-Laurent district.

  • 1917

    Marius and Léonie Sinard    La continuité

    Wounded during the First World War, Marius took charge of the crops of the estate: grapevines, olive trees, cereals and market gardening.


  • 1951

    Robert and Henriette Sinard

    Robert Sinard expanded the vineyard onto very qualitative terroirs. With his wife Henriette, they were among the very first independent winegrowers, as well as trailblazers in direct wine retail .  They also bought the family’s first tractor.

  • 1979

    Robert-Henri and Jacqueline Sinard, the dream-makers.

    As precursors of the integrated and sustainable farming approach, they eliminated the use of chemical herbicides by promoting tillage. In parallel, they created our flagship wines: Tamardière, Papé Plume and Passion des Papes. This has been made possible thanks to the acquisition and development of wine-growing equipment, as well as wine-making expertise to produce great wines.


  • 2002

    Laurent Sinard, the eldest son of Robert-Henri and Jacqueline, joined the estate.

  • 2005

    The first olive grove was planted.


  • Since 2017

    Laurent and Nicolas Sinard    La complémentarité

    The two brothers Laurent and Nicolas Sinard, fell into it when they were very young, and work together on the estate. Laurent, now an experienced and innovative winegrower, and blessed with superb terroirs, elaborates the great wines of Domaine Saint-Laurent. Nicolas manages the sales and communication part, and makes contact with clients in France and overseas.

Our vineyards

The estate is located in Courthézon, in the southern Rhône Valley, right in between Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Vacqueyras. The name of the 17th-century old mas (Provencal house), La Tamardière, gave its name to our emblematic vintage.

Domaine Saint-Laurent has the particularity of having most of its parcels within a two-kilometre radius from the estate. It is close to the Mourre de Saint-Laurent, a terroir with rolled pebbles which is identical to that of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The estate comprises the mas (Provencal house), surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the wine-making and wine storage cellars, the barrel room and the tasting room. On your visit, you will therefore be able to learn about the entire wine-making process on our estate, from the grapes through to the bottle.