“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” - Antoine de Saint Exupéry -


Located close to the vestiges of a settlement of the Knights Templar, the estate's history dates back to the early 20th century. Patrick Somers discovered Château Les Donats in the 1990s and bought it in 1994. Since then, the vineyards and the cellar have undergone a major transformation. Through his continuous quality research, Patrick Somers has succeeded in creating wines with a great reputation.

"The conversion of the vineyard has highlighted our work of the past 20 years"

In 2011, engineer oenologist Olivier Verhelst joined the team as viticulturist and winemaker. As a true believer of “terroir”, he guides the future development of the estate towards a better understanding of the essence of the vineyard. His knowledge about innovative tools leads to more accurate winemaking, which unveils all inherent qualities of the grapes.