In 1989, two Burgundians, Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, joined by their Parisian friend, Michel Macaux, went in search of new vineyards. Their attention turned to southern France where they were convinced the potential for great wines was enormous.
After a long search, they discovered the Domaine du Logis de Nans in the Var, north-east of Marseille.
Convinced by their burgundian experience that the quality of great wines comes from the vineyard, the new owners began by investing heavily in the renewal and the tending of the vines. The focus on the vineyard remains a priority to this day.
For the whites and the rosé, the foremost consideration is the finesse of fruit and freshness of the wines. The cool microclimate which Triennes naturally enjoys favors the acidity in the wines.
For the reds, the desire is to produce structured wines which combine ripe fruit with complexity, elegance and finesse.
The aim was to recreate a healthy vineyard, with vines and rootstocks adapted to the local growing conditions.
We manage the vines as naturally as possible and in harmony with the environment.
For instance, we grow a cover crop every second row to help us control vigor, limit erosion and help to assimilate organic material.
In 2008 Triennes began its organic conversion with Ecocert which should lead to its certification in the near future.
As the commercial capacity of Triennes has developed over the past several years, so have the state-of-the art facilities of the winery.
In 2019, a new building dedicated to bottling and order preparation was created. The building houses a new bottling line created to increase the speed of production, the quality of our products, and the working conditions of its operators.
The former storage building was renovated into a winery holding 7,000 hectoliters of wine in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. This expansion allows for an environment of advanced vinification techniques and pristine hygiene in which the wines are created.