La Famille Sinard est une famille d’agriculteurs qui s’est orientée dans l’élaboration de vins de qualité à la fin du 19ème siècle. Au long des générations, se retrouvent l’indépendance des choix et la recherche de la qualité de nos produits, avec des profils de vins souples et expressifs.
Nous souhaitons mettre en valeur le travail accompli par nos ancêtres. Ils ont permis la reconnaissance des vins du Domaine Saint-Laurent, à des époques où les conditions de travail étaient plus difficiles et dans des contextes parfois éprouvants (2 guerres mondiales, phylloxera). Reconnaissance particulière envers les femmes de vignerons, qui ont activement participé à ce processus, alors même que la condition de la femme n’était pas justement reconnue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laurent Sinard, the eldest son of Robert-Henri and Jacqueline, joined the estate.
The first olive grove was planted.
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.
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.