Michèle Capdepon set the tone for independent production in Limoux. Previously, the appellation had been dominated by a single Co-op. Société Des Producteurs de Blanquette de Limoux began in 1946, and only changed its name to Sieur d’Arques in the 1990s. It was for the 1980 vintage that this Co-op stiffed the growers of Limoux for their crop. In 1981 Michèle decided to break from the co-op, blazing a path for independent bottling for the appellation.
While Michèle is involved in matters of the domaine, her two sons run most of the day-to-day. David is tasked as the vineyard manager, while Régis manages the winery. The Capdepon’s celebrate a 400 year lineage in the area.