A Family Story Saint André de Figuière is above all a family business; where each talented member acts as a branch that supports the rest of the family tree.
At the head of this flourishing business is Alain Combard, a passionate and exacting man who leaves nothing to pure chance. Alain Combard was born in Salon de Provence and being native to the region, the love of wine runs in his veins.
After having started his career in winemaking in the region of Chablis together with his friend Michel Laroche, twenty-two years later, Alain Combard decided to return to his native soil that he loved so and take over the vineyard of Saint André de Figuière; a magnificent estate with huge potential. His well-established knowledge gained in Chablis proved useful immediately for making the Estate's first white wines and the well-structured red wines soon gained critical acclaim. As far as the rosé was concerned, rapidly he became convinced that Provence rosés deserved to be on a par with great white wines; a goal which he has achieved since taking over the vineyard.
Since the love of wine runs in his veins it is natural that his children should follow in his footsteps.
Alain Combard now has everything he could wish for. His son François, after completing his studies at a school of fine art, decided to join his father and devote himself to the vines becoming the artistic technician on the vineyard. He has accomplished wonders with his youthfulness, new ideas and modernity that he combines with his father's experience.
St André de Figuière also needed other talents. Next, his eldest daughter Delphine, decided to join them to manage with expertise the Estate's interests. Finally, Magali, the most out-going of them all and a specialist in public relations came to join them, she is without a doubt the best person when it comes to initiating people to the Estate's wines and exporting them to the four corners of the earth.
Gabrielle, their mother, has every reason to be proud as she knows the Estate is in good hands.
The family, being very open-minded, interested in all the aspects of the wine business and willing to accept a challenge were not satisfied with just making their own wines from the vineyard. They now run at the same time a wine merchant business which is committed to producing high quality wines that are in perfect harmony with the spirit of the Estate.