Domaine de La Motte is located in the Languedoc region of Southern France, a few miles north of Narbonne, on the coast of the Mediterranean sea. The estate lies just outside Corbierres and Minervois on the alluvial soils of the Aude riverbed. An intense northwesterly wind called “Le Mistral” keeps the region sunny, but not too hot, making this area near perfect for growing wine grapes.
The Domaine is owned and run by the Bonfils family, whose wine making history began in 1870 when Honorine and Joseph Bonfils were exiled to Algeria. Here, Honorine planted vines and became the first woman to receive the Medal of Agricultural Merit. By the 1970s, the family had returned to France and began buying vineyards, including a nice parcel in Capestang where Domaine de La Motte is now produced. Today, the three Bonfils brothers run the winery. Jérôme manages the vineyards, Olivier makes the wines, and Laurent handles the marketing and business management.