In the heart of Roussillon, in the Rivesaltes appellation, the vineyard of the Sainte Barbe is among others responsible for natural sweet wines of excellence. Its soil rests on a granite base and gneissic to soil clay and limestone character with variations of brown and black shales. The varieties of Sainte Barbe advantage of the Mediterranean climate of the Languedoc, with hot, dry summers, springs and mild autumns with some morning frosts in April and mild winters. Registering a very low annual rainfall, this region appears to be the breeding ground for the vines.
The expertise of its former winemakers is reflected in the old vintage wines of the area of Sainte Barbe, much of which dates from the end of World War II.