Domaine les Hautes Cances
Domaine les Hautes Cances was founded in the 1890’s by the Astart family. Anne-Marie Astart and her husband, Jean-Marie, a practicing psychiatrist, were bequeathed the estate by her grandparents in 1992.
Jean-Marie, quit his practice in 2000 to devote his time to the winery, building a new gravity-flow cellar into the hillside, farming all their vineyards with organic and sustainable practices, and producing wines with remarkable depth and character. Cairanne was granted cru status in 2000 and the vineyards of Haute Cances qualified for the elevation in status.