In 1875 the entire vineyard was destroyed by phylloxera, a small insect that eats the roots of vines, eventually killing them. Our family was ruined and took up quarrying, the silk trade and farming (wheat and cereals). The vineyard was replanted primarily with Grenache grapes. Neither the 1914-1918 war, the economic crisis of 1929 nor the Second World War were helpful to the expansion or development of the estate. In 1980 Geneviève and Jérôme Quiot decided to relaunch bottle sales.