Out of the 175 wine growers in Vacqueyras, less than a third grow, vinify and bottle their own wines. Domaine la Monardière are part of the minority that do it all themselves. Established in 1987 by the Vache family, the family-owned domaine has managed, in its relatively short history, to cement itself as one of the top names in the region. All the vineyards are certified organic, with harvesting done by hand and fermentation started naturally with indigenous yeasts. All the reds are pumped over, with some cuvées benefiting from punching down for maximum extraction. After ageing the wines are not fined or filtered, and have very minimal amounts of added sulphur.