Our history

A story of men

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The meeting

Like much of history, that of Clos Saint Sébastien began with a meeting. Between two men of character, both passionate and sharing many values… But coming from different backgrounds.

One of them, Jacques Piriou, is a “man of the sea” from the shipbuilding industry, who made Concarneau his home port.

The other, Romuald Peronne, rooted to his region, is the grandson of Roussillon winegrowers.

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The takeover 

There was immediate confidence and respect between the two men, and together they decided to take over the traditional Collioure/Banyuls estate of Domaine Saint Sébastien…

The first chapter of a great human adventure opened with the 2008 vintage, a year that marked the start of an ongoing development.

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Quickly becoming cramped in their estate in the centre of Banyuls sur Mer, and while preserving their ambition for excellence and development, the purchase of another ancestral estate in the appellation, Clos Xatard, seemed like the obvious thing to do.

This gave birth to Clos Saint Sébastien, a merger of two quite distinct entities which today combine tradition and modernity.

« Romuald and I really complement one another. Each has his own character and his own area of skills but we move forward together with respect for our differences. What unites us? A passion for the vine and the love of a job well done. »

Jacques Piriou