The history: Marie-Thérèse and Jean Orliac created Domaine de l’Hortus in 1978.


Their daughter Marie and two of their sons Francois and Yves, followed later on by Martin, joined them afterwards. At present the family runs two vineyards in stunning surroundings.

A spirit of innovation

The estate has completed the construction of new buildings that are the realization of the project dreamt up by Marie-Thérèse and Jean Orliac 40 years ago – buildings in line with the vineyard’s standard of quality.  A new barrel cellar, a bottle storage building and new offices.

In July, each year, there’s a music festival on place, “a wine, music and local products association, showing the territory as a cultural and convivial source”.

Pic Saint-Loup was officially accepted as an appellation on the 2nd of February 2017 for its red and rosé wines, 14 years after the initial demand, this is a form of reward and recognition for the terroir.

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Domaine de l’Hortus & Clos du Prieur


100 Hectares


100 Hectares

The Orliac family cultivates today 2 vineyards, in beautiful surroundings: Domaine de l’Hortus, the largest estate (55 hectares), was the first, which they established on fallow land. It is situated on scree slopes at the foot of two high cliffs between the Pic Saint-Loup and Mont Hortus. Its purist-style wooden cellar and homestead, designed by a sister qualified in architecture, fully reflects the Orliacs avant-garde spirit.

The family has since acquired a second vineyard, the Clos du Prieur, about 25 km away. Smaller in size (10 hectares), it surrounds the very old village of Saint Jean de Buèges in a magnificent valley at the foot of the Larzac plateau. The stone cellar, on the edge of the village, is set in the original 6 hectares of walled vineyard. The altitude and the rainfall are higher here and the temperatures are lower than at Domaine de l'Hortus, however both vineyards benefit from the fresh and humid sub Mediterranean climate of the Northern Languedoc.

Domaine de l'Hortus produces red, white and rosé wines.

The range includes Domaine de l'Hortus Grande Cuvée and Bergerie de l'Hortus, “Second wines made from the property’s younger vines blended with a careful selection of parcels cultivated by fellow growers from the Pic Saint-Loup area”.

A single red wine is made at Clos du Prieur, from a combination of old Grenache and Syrah.

Pic Saint-Loup, Terrasses du Larzac

Famille ORLIAC – Domaine de L’Hortus
Contacts : Marie-Thérèse, Jean, Marie, François, Yves et Martin ORLIAC
34270 Valflaunès
Phone : 33 (0)4 67 55 31 20
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