The history of La Lagune dates back to the 17th century, when the first vines were planted. But its stellar reputation was developed in the 19th century. Left in disarray around the time of the First World War, it wasn’t until 1958 that an agricultural engineer, Georges Brunet, redeveloped the site. Further major improvements took place under the current ownership of the Frey family, in particular winemaker Caroline Frey, who has changed the wine styles with a reduction of new oak and focus on quality fruit.
Since 1999, the quality at La Lagune has improved in leaps and bounds. The Frey family (which also owns Paul Jaboulet Aine in the Rhone) has a habit of changing the fortunes of floundering wineries with excellent terroir by focusing on the inherent quality and investing in the winery and vineyard.
La Lagune produces three wines: Chateau La Lagune, Moulin de La Lagune and Mademoiselle L. Caroline has worked for many years to put in place a viticultural process that respects the environment, based on the ideals of organic and biodynamic agriculture. This natural approach, which is adapted for every single parcel, plays a fundamental role in the quality of the wines.