Nestled near the charming village of Langoiran in Bordeaux’s Cadillac region, Domaine Les Carmels is a hidden treasure that embodies the essence of authentic winemaking. For Sophie and Yorick, life partners and dedicated vintners, their journey at this Bordeaux estate began in 2010. After years of searching for the perfect place, they stumbled upon this pristine oasis. It was here that they found their canvas for crafting exquisite wines, while embracing organic and low-intervention winemaking practices.
Domaine Les Carmels is graced by a terroir that captures the true spirit of Bordeaux. The vineyards, enclosed by lush woodlands, follow the contours of valleys rich in clay, limestone and gravel – classic Bordeaux terroir that promises exceptional wine.
What sets Cadillac apart is its tranquillity, untouched by the overzealous mass production and chemical interventions, that often plague larger wine appellations. Sophie and Yorick found their sanctuary here, a place where their winemaking dreams could take root and flourish.
One of their first decisions was to embark on the journey towards organic viticulture. They were determined to create wines that reflected the unique terroir of Domaine Les Carmels, free from the synthetic influences that have become all too common in the wine industry. With unwavering dedication, they committed themselves to crafting low-intervention, natural wines that would speak of the land and the climate in which they were grown.
The woodlands and meadows that encircle the vineyard play an essential role in their agroecological approach. Through agroforestry they have fostered a thriving ecosystem, embracing biodiversity. Hedges, fruit trees and deciduous varieties like downy oaks coexist harmoniously with the vines, creating a sustainable environment that benefits both the land and the winery.
The estate’s orchard is a testament to their commitment to sustainable farming. Apple-, fig-, peach- and plum trees flourish, providing not only fresh fruits but also contributing to the overall biodiversity of the estate.
Domaine Les Carmels in Bordeaux’s Cadillac region is more than just a winery—it’s a homage to the unyielding passion of Sophie and Yorick, a commitment to the land and a celebration of agroecological harmony. Here, the vines coexist with nature, organic practices reign supreme and the result is a range of wines that authentically express the Bordeaux terroir. In the heart of this pristine oasis, the faithful duo crafts wines that capture the essence of Bordeaux, free from the shadows of mass production and chemical interventions—a true treasure for wine enthusiasts seeking purity, tradition and terroir-driven excellence.