Léon Verhaeghe was born in the small town of Moorslede in the Flemish region of Belgium. When WW1 is declared in 1914 and the country is annexed, Léon is one of the millions of Belgians who flee. He cycles through France and takes refuge in the Lot.
Later, his son, Marie-Thérèse meets Rives, whose family owns a traditional multi-crop farm in Vire-sur-Lot. As he cultivates the land and his love for it, he develops a growing desire to expand the scope of his practice. He watches in fascination as some of his neighbors transform their grapes: his project is clear. He also wants to produce his own wine. Continuing their multi-crop farming business, the couple planted their first acre of vines next to the lavender in 1958.
Today they are still pioneering, supported by an excellent team. Pascal's sons Jules and Robin have joined the family business and are bringing a new dynamism to the estate.