Domaine Cinq Vents is a family owned estate situated in the Montpeyroux Appellation of Languedoc in the South of France. The estate is owned by Christopher Johnson-Gilbert, a former City of London lawyer, who in October 2008 acquired a parcel of vines on the causse high above the village of Montpeyroux. The Domaine takes its name from the five winds which blow through the region and influence the climate of the vineyard.
Since 2008 further land has been added to the estate and substantial investment has been made in the vineyard. This has included a programme of new planting and conversion of the vines to organic production. The vines are cultivated organically using no weedkillers or chemical or synthetic products. Great importance is given to the rhythm of nature and to the ecosystems and their diversity.
Christopher works closely with the wine maker Virgile Joly who as well as having his own highly regarded Domaine supervises the day to day operations in the vineyard and the winery. The story of the establishment of Virgile’s domaine has been documented in the book “Virgile’s vineyard” by Patrick Moon, republished in 2013.