The Haute-Serre vineyard before 1970
Witness to an epic past, the Château vineyard already existed in the Middle Ages, property of the Abbey Lagarde Dieu in Tarn-et-Garonne. It used to cover some 1000 hectares. In 1580, an old woman found the Christ’s holy headgear in the garbage, thrown away by the Huguenots during the looting of the cathedral Saint-Etienne.
Geron Dadine de Haute-Serre bought it against wheat and got it out of the town of Cahors on June 4th hiding it to the estate. A few religious wars later and never losing sight of its winemaking vocation, Château de Haute-Serre and its vineyard were on a gala menu in 1889 alongside Château Margaux and various wines from Pommard. Great and prestigious, a reference. However it did not escape the phylloxera in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century: completely destroyed, it was left to the wild vegetation of the Causse de Cahors for nearly a century.