Domaine de Saumarez was created by Liz & Robin Williamson.
Liz is from New Zealand, Robin is English and we met at the coffee machine at work in London. We have always been passionate about wine, taking many courses in London and travelling widely to extend our knowledge and appreciation of the wine world. The idea to create our own wine estate came about in 2001 and Robin undertook 2 years of studying before we left London in 2003 and headed south in the search of adventure and a good terroir.
For us a good terroir is a place where the soil, the climate and the grape varieties unite to give the possibility of creating excellent quality fruit. After having searched throughout the Languedoc Roussillon from Nîmes to the Spanish border we found our corner of paradise 20 minutes to the west of Montpellier.