The Estate

The Domaine des HOMS is a family estate that extends over 22 hectares on a plateau in the heart of the Minervois. It is takes its name from an ancient row of oak trees (Ormes) which lined the road to the domaine.

There are several different microclimates within the Minervois appellation and Les Homs is located in the “Terrasses” region.  This is the central region, the most temperate where the excesses of the climate are more moderate and the nights are cooler.

The Terrasse of Domaine des Homs is that of the Argent Double. In 1865, Paul de Crozals was seduced by this terroir and decided to settle there to cultivate the vine. Today, the estate is still in the de Crozals family and it is Jean Marc and his wife Anne who manage it.

The winds often blow on this high plateau at an altitude of 300 meters: the Marin coming from the East brings humidity, and the dry winds of the Cers come from the North West. The soils here date from the quaternary period, and are made up of very stony angular pebbles of Villafranchian origin, and leached clays.

Out of 22 hectares, 15 are in the Minervois appellation and produce 3 red wines. The remaining 7ha are in Vins de Pays appellation where white wines, rosé and a small sweet sparkling (light in alcohol) are produced.

Fresh wines from a warm region


The domaine is in certified organic production.  Soil work is done only by ploughing and without weedkiller or chemical fertilizer. Organic manure contribute to the nutrition of the soil. The vines are pruned short to limit the yields, which are already low, on average 35 hl/ha.

All wines are spontaneous fermentation without addition of commercial yeast, in concrete tanks for the red wines.

Jean Marc no longer uses sulfite during any stage of winemaking. Only a small dose is added before bottling.

The Wines

Homs Petites Bulles

100 % Muscat petit grain, pleasant nose, delicate and complex, where we easily recognize the Muscat flavors with yellow peach, well-matured cantaloupe, jasmin flowers. The mouth is fresh and remains clean with a delicious off-dry finish.


nice and elegant, good freshness, no heavy flavors, made and partly aged in barrel (one or two wines).


younger, fruitier wine, easy drinking, 25% made and aged in barrel (one /two years olde)

Clots de Pals

blend of majority Grenache with some Syrah, pleasant and easy, nice notes of chocolate and coffee as are typical for Grenache

Cuvée Paul

Minervois blend of majority Syrah with additional Grenache, straight and rich, elegant

Gravières de Sanscastel

one hundred percent pure Syrah, velvet in mouth, made only in the vintages that allow for the highest quality of production, this wine is made for ageing.

Clos de Pals rosé

50% Cinsault, 40% grenache noir, 10% grenache gris. Harvest destemmed, no sulfite, indigenous yeast, traditional vinification


Vin de soif wine, ready in Spring at the same time when the almond trees are blooming at the estate. 100% Cinsault, made with no sulphites

Petit Grain des Abeilles

pure Muscat juice from organic farming. Harvested, pressed and bottled at the estate

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