Ermitage du Pic St Loup

Currently owned by the three Ravaille brothers, L’Ermitage du Pic Saint-Loup has been in the family since the late 18th Century, but it was only in 1992, that Xavier, Pierre, and Jean-Marc joined forces to plant a vineyard in what has traditionally been land dominated by sheep farming and cheese production. Within the first few years of joining the business, the brothers came to the conclusion that introducing biodynamic farming practices would allow them to make the wine they wanted. Though they have been using this methodology since 1999, they were certified organic only as of 2012. The domain consists of 55 hectares of vines of many varieties. The terroir is very varied and has examples of six of the seven major geological types found in the appellation.