Fronton, Southwest France

The family estate of Chateau Colombière has been run by the husband-and-wife team of Diane and Phillipe Cauvin since 2005. Located in the Fronton AOP in the southwest of France, 30 minutes north of Toulouse, the estate was established by their family in the late 1960’s. Their vines range from 15 to 70 years old, and the couple has been dedicated to preserving the rare grapes native to this area, especially Négrette, which they have worked hard to bring back from the brink of extinction.

Diane and Phillipe are also committed to making their wines as naturally as possible, converting the estate to organic and biodynamic farming for their very first vintage in 2006. They produce their wines with a minimalist approach, hand-picking and sorting the grapes, fermenting in stainless steel or concrete vats, and using as few additives as possible. Their entire approach to winemaking is one that prioritizes quality over quantity, and the tremendous efforts Colombière has put into both preserving tradition and embracing the future of winemaking shine through.


Fine Details
Established 1965
Total Bottle Production 65,000
Total Cases Production 5,417
Hectares Planted 15
Acres Planted 37.07
Farming Method Biodynamic
… Since 2006
Certified Biodynamic