The winery is located in the municipality of Gabian in the Département of Hérault in the French region of Languedoc-Roussillon. The estate, which was somewhat battered at the time, was discovered in 1989 by Verena Wyss and her husband and was revitalised by building a new cellar and renovating a barrel cellar. The vineyards cover more than 13 hectares, with a view of the Mediterranean Sea some 30 kilometres away. They are planted with the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Lledoner Pelud (Garnacha Peluda), and the white wine varieties Viognier and Roussanne. All the vines are trained with short pruning according to the Guyot method. The gently sloping slopes favour the homogeneous and complete maturation of the south-facing vines. A nearby forest creates an excellent microclimate and a variety of hedges and shrubs favour a healthy growth.
From the very beginning, the cultivation has been consistently carried out according to the strictly observed rules of organic (ecological) viticulture. In the meantime the farm has been certified by ECOCERT. Chemical sprays are not used. The initial soil erosion is counteracted by planting the rows of vines with herbs and clover. Every three years, self-produced compost made of organic manure, straw and rotten pomace is added to the soil. The greatly reduced yield is between 25 and 40 hectolitres/hectare. Only ripe and healthy grape material is processed by selective manual harvesting.
The work in the vineyard and cellar is carried out under the non-invasive company philosophy "less is more". The wines are bottled on the domain using our own equipment. The product range includes various white wines IGP d'Oc Blancs and red wines IGP d'Oc Rouges (see under Pays d'Oc). Among the premium wines are the WYS wine made from 100% Viognier, as well as the red wine cuvée Belcanto made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Around 34,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.