The history of Mission St Vincent goes back to the Middle Ages, when the winegrowers selected St Vincent as their patron saint. Since then, St Vincent’s Day (22 January) has become an unmissable date for the winegrowers, who get together to start the winter work in the vineyard and honour their saint. The Missions, religious monuments that mark out the vineyard of the Entre Deux Mers, have for a very long time been places where winegrowers get together and share.
It was in the 1980s that we wanted to pool our resources, from growing vines to vinification, to develop a product expressing our riches and our values. Natives of the Entre Deux Mers, sons and daughters of the vine, together we have baptised our wine “Mission St Vincent” to pay homage to our traditions.
We are committed to production of consistent quality by getting the best out of each vintage. Most of our crop comes from vineyards integrating responsible management practices.
|The vine is cultivated on our clay-limestone parcels in the terroir of the Entre Deux Mers, which benefit from a temperate oceanic climate, influenced by the two rivers that rise up each day with the tides.|
|From January, on St Vincent’s Day, the vines are pruned to prepare them for the first buds. The work continues as the leaves grow, so as to preserve the grapes and give them the light they need to develop.|
|At the end of September, we pick the grapes using a harvesting machine, allowing us to separate the berries and the stems and to get the best out of the vine.|
|In autumn, the cellar masters carry out the vinification, which is adapted according to the vintage and the colour of the wine.|
|Our oenologists then create the blends, specific according to the quality of the vintage.|
|Finally, bottling takes place in our cellar.|