The family’s ties to the wine world go back to the 16th century. More recently, Louis Lignères founded La Maison des Vins in 1890, but it was in 1957 that André and Suzette bought the La Baronne estate. Since then, they have gradually expanded the domain, acquiring the most attractive sites on Alaric Mountain. The family added Domaine Las Vals in the late eighties and early nineties and the Domaine Plo de Maorou in 2006 in partnership with the Jackson family.
Throughout this period of expansion, the assistance of consultant, Marc Dubernet was invaluable in helping develop the family’s wines. In 2002, Richard Marlowe, a fan of the Domaine, organized a meeting with the Lignères and Stefano Chioccioli, a renown Tuscan winemaker. Since then, they have worked together. Their aim is to showcase the complexity and supremacy of the terroirs of Alaric mountain.
Stefano is one of Italy’s leading winemakers, and truly gifted. His work with Chateau La Baronne, is done with the utmost respect for the family history and the long developed house character of their wines.