The winery in Saint-Etienne-du-Grès is located in AC Les Baux-en-Provence
on the north side of the Alpilles in the French region of Provence
. It was founded in 1974 by architect Eloi Durrbach, who converted his grandmother's summer residence into a winery. The 20 hectares of vineyards are planted half with Cabernet Sauvignon and half with Syrah. With methods of natural, organic viticulture
and drastic yield minimization, a red wine is produced that has attracted international attention. However, due to the non-compliance with AC requirements, the wine is "only" classified as Vin de pays Bouches-du-Rhône
, which does not affect the quality. A barrel-fermented white wine is also produced from Marsanne and Roussanne.