Born in Oudenaarde, Belgium, Robert Herberigs was a well-known songwriter and visual artist. He bought Château Rochecolombe in 1925 as a second home. At that time, the estate consisted of one large orchard (apricots) and a few plots of vines.
Just after World War II, 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. For 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 a then unusual step by building his own cellar for the production of Côtes- du-Rhône, while in that region the main production at the time was simple table wine.
Anno 2021, it is Roland, supported by wife Florence and their two children, who is working energetically for the future of this exemplary domain. All the vineyards are cultivated organically and they are also already expressly looking at the superlative, working in biodynamics. The wines all possess great concentration and are not filtered. The "ordinary" Côtes-du-Rhône was already good for a fat nine in the Volkskrant. It is a wine of unprecedented quality within this 'Appellation'.