Established in 2015, Domaine La Lauzeta presides over long-established vineyards on the schist foothills of the Espinouse and Caroux mountains in the north of the Saint-Chinian appellation. The estate runs a small winery in a rented garage in the nearby village of Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez.
Founded by Tom Hills, the estate is run by a passionate and dedicated team led by Amélie Czerwenka, a young winemaker with several vintages under her belt in the Languedoc, Burgundy, Argentina, Chile and her native northern Rhone. She is supported by oenologist Claude Gros.
The name La Lauzeta comes from the Occitan word for skylark, a petite bird with a proud crest and a beautiful song. The skylark also featured heavily in the poems of Bernart de Ventadorn, a medieval troubadour who once roamed the region performing epic cansos – songs of noble and chivalrous love.