La Livinière didn’t fall from the sky. Lavineira, the earliest written mention of it in 1069, means ‘a place planted with vines’.

This is proof that the first plantations carried out by the Roman colonizers had a ripple effect. And that men have not stopped since etching their presence onto the landscape. The little fields of vines bear witness to this, as well as the innumerable drystone walls running the length and breadth of the countryside.