Meet the Producer
A domaine run by Patrick Bech and named after the family’s farm in Algeria called Bahourat, where they were vignerons for several generations before returning to southern France a generation ago. The gems here are the varietals, particularly Merlot and Viognier, which are released as Vin de Pays du Gard.
Unlike most domaines in the southern Rhone, Patrick’s vineyards are in solid blocks. This makes for efficient farming, especially as the vineyards are laid out in long rows on a flat, stony plateau.
About the Winemaker
We began working with Patrick in 2001 and, encouraged by us, he constructed his own cellar in 2004. We have worked together every vintage since. Patrick not only runs his own property of some 52 ha (44 are in production) but now also manages four other properties. Patrick is one of our ‘go-to’ producers in the south and when you can’t find him in the vineyards there’s a good chance he’ll be in the sea, scuba-diving!