Due to its exceptional geographical location, the unique wine-growing site and its history, Domaine d’Aussières is a place of wild, natural beauty that emanates tremendous power. These words of Baron Eric explain why he fell in love with Aussières and what led Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to restore and revitalize one of the oldest and most beautiful wine-making properties in the Narbonne region.Aussières has made wine since the Roman era, a period when the great properties of the “Roman Province of Narbonne” were recorded in the land registry and became the main wine suppliers to Rome. In the year 92, the Edict of the Emperor Domitius put a halt to this by requiring the massive uprooting of vineyards in order to protect Roman production. The prosperity of the Languedoc’s wine-growing activity disappeared with the collapse of the Roman Empire and the ensuing battles over the territory between the Visigoths, Franks and Arabs.In the Middle Ages, the Church saved the vineyard and for nearly eight hundred years, Aussières belonged to various abbeys. In 1065, it belonged to Mont Laures Abbey, which was bought by Fontfroide Abbey in 1211. The presence of the vines was already stipulated in the purchasing act of 1065. Up until the French Revolution, Aussières was part of Fontfroide, in the role of a Cistercian “granary”, a farm supplying the Abbey.