Saint Hilaire became an independent estate in the middle of the 19th Century when when the son and daughter of Baron Félix du Muy, the owner of Château d’Ollières shared the inheritance of their father. The son was given the chateau, the daughter the Saint Hilaire estate - one that had seen occupation dating back to the Romans. A Roman temple on the site was succeeded by a chapel, and then the Abbey that stands to this day.
Since the Middle Ages, religion, agriculture, and most especially viticulture, and craftsmanship at the Grande Verrerie (which became the Mas de la Marotte), have formed key elements of the life of the domaine.
Now the vineyards comprise 100 hectares in the heart of Provence, located in Ollières, west of Saint-Maximin. The Burel family has owned the land since 2004. A natural, protected area, totally untouched by roads, where viticulture is carried out with respect for the ecosystem. It has held the Terra Vitis certification for many years and now the estate has achieved the 3rd and highest level of environmental certification, HVE 3 (Haute Valeur Environnementale.
The wine is a cool-fermented blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Rolle and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged gently on its lees for two to three months prior to release.