Born in Oudenaard (Belgium), Robert Herberigs is a well-known songwriter and visual artist. He bought Château Rochecolombe in 1925 as a second home. At that time the property was one large orchard (apricots) and a few plots of vines.
Shortly after the Second World War, his eldest son Gilbert and his wife Geneviève van de Vyvere took over the reins of the estate. They then converted the apricot fields into vineyards. During the first fifteen years, the harvest was sold to the Cooperative of Bourg Saint Andéol, and a trading house from Châteauneuf du Pape. In the 1960s, he took an unusual step at the time by building his own cellar for the production of Côtes du Rhône, when in that region the main production was table wine.
In 2019 it is Roland who, supported by his wife Florence and their two children, is energetically working on the future of this exemplary domain. All vineyards are organically cultivated and the superlative, working in biodynamics, is also explicitly considered. The wines all have a high concentration and are not filtered. The "normal" Côtes du Rhône was already good for a fat nine in the Volkskrant.