Chateau des Antonins
From 'Saint Vintage' ... to 'Chateau Des Antonins'! A Viticultural tradition revisited!
The name of the estate Chateau Des Antonins comes from the St Antoine Hospitallers whom established themselves in this former convent around the 13th century.
The Antonins monastic order is founded to heal patients suffering from St Antony's fire, later called crgotic poisoning.
The monks treated this illness thanks to healthier food (The famous Saint Antoine's pig) but more importantly thanks to the concoction on a secret drink with extraordinary therapeutie properties.
The 'Saint Vinage' is made a wine base and herbs. The Commandery of the Antonins also offered a halt to the pilgrim travelling to the share of Santiago de Compostella.