The Abbey of La Sauve Majeure was founded in 1079 by the Duke ofAquitaine ans Saint-Gérard. The monk Lavergne was one of the firstto join the Abbot Saint-Gérard. He devoted his life to the abbey buthe had also a passion for winegrowing. Lavergne met frequently withthe neighboring winegrowers around the Abbey. His involvementhad a great impact on their spirits and his name was engraved ontheir memories.