Some history

The first traces of a place called La Grande Vignolle goes back to the end of the 12th century.

At that time, it was a small settlement called Vignelle or Vignola which sheltered several families who had dug their homes into the soft tufastone.

La Grande Vignolle became a small village formed of several caves belonging to the Lord of the Vignolle, which he offered as a dowry to his daughter by the end of the 15th century.

The dovecote was built during the 16th century and was then changed into a winter-garden in the 18th century.

The Filliatreau family enters the history of La Grande Vignolle in 1990.

When Paul Filliatreau, who was searching for vineyards, discovered this small domaine of 6 Ha, he could not imagine it concealing such a treasure of history and architecture.

After months of bush cutting and clearing, the restoration works started, supervised by the architect of historical monuments and executed by specialised workers.

Thus La Grande Vignolle became the showcase for the wines of the Domaine Filliatreau.