A vineyard was already in existence at Haut-Serre during the middle Ages. It streched over more than 1,000 hectares and belonged to the abbey of Lagarde-Dieu in the Tarn-et-Garonne. In 1971, Georges Vigouroux saw that hiding underneath the wild vegetation was soil suitable for growing grapes. Two years of relentless work were needed before the soil, which was really just a bed of stones, was ready to receive vines. 160,000 hectares holes dug in 40 hectares of rock, each received its little vine as well as a dollop of good fine soil to help it take. Since then the vineyard has been extended to cover nearly 62 hectares.