​Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux, Vacqueyras

This domaine is also known as Domaine Archimbaud-Vache, from a maternal Archimbaud and a paternal Vache. The Archimbaud family can be traced back to 1791 in Vacqueyras, and it is likely that the property has belonged to the Templar Knights, since the word cazaux might be derived from “chasal” after the farmer responsible for livestock […]

Domaine la Monardére, Vacqueyras

Martine and Christian Vache bought their domaine in 1987 from the Monarde family and immediately started revitalizing the vineyards and improving winemaking facilities. They have been cultivating their vineyards, totalling some 20 ha, organically since 2000, 2010 being the first certified orgnic vintage. The parents were subsequently joined by their son, Damien. The overall aim […]

Domaine Raspail-Ay, Gigondas

Founded by Eugéne Raspail, born in Perignan in 1812, this domaine represented the largest vineyard in Gigondas in the 18th century. After the death of E. Raspail the vineyard was split into four, and presently includes some 18 ha round the cellars in the Colombiers quartier of Gigondas. The buildings also host 2-3 gîtes, where […]

Domaine Marcel Richaud, Cairanne

Domaine Marchel Richaud cultivates a total of 45 ha of red and a single ha of white. Red grapes include Grenache 50%, Mouvedre 20%, Syrah 15%, Carignan 10% and Counoise 5%. Terroir is fundamental to Richaud, who vinifies each terroir separately to maximize diversity from which he makes each assemblage. Everything is matured in cuve, […]

Domaine Clos du Mont Olivet, Chateuneuf-du-Pape

The founder of what became CMO was Romain Jausset, the father-in-law of Seraphin Sabon, who inherited the parcels Jausset had bought. The next generation was Joseph Sabon, who introduced us to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In the early 90ies he was one of the ”papets” – the older generation – sitting on a bench at the fountain together […]

Domaine de l’Oratoire Saint Martin, Cairanne

Domaine de l’Oratore Saint-Martin cultivates 20 ha of red and 5 ha of white, red grapes including Grenache 55%, Mouvèdre 30%, Syrah 10%, Vaccarèse 3% and Counoise 2%. The 25 ha estate is now run by Frédéric and Francois, pére et fils. Most of their vines are in the steepest sector of Carianne, the quartier […]

Domaine Jean-Claude Bessin, Chablis

Jean-Claude and Evelyne started out in 1989 reworking their vineyard and renovating their estate, located in La Chapelle Vaupelteigne midway between Poinchy and Villy on D131. They aim at making classic, mineral-inflected Chablis with finesse and complexity reflecting the terroir of their holdings. Vineyard holdings include 5.3 ha of Chablis vieilles vignes (40-55 years old), […]

​Domaine Corinne et Jean-Pierre Grossot, Chablis

The Grossots cultivate 18 ha of Chablis vineyards centered in the village of Fleys. Two thirds of their production is Chablis AOC, while one third is PC including la Fourchaume, Mont de Milieu, Les Fourneaux and Vaucoupin on the north/right side of Serein and Côte de Troëmes on the left side. Grapes are hand-harvested, and […]

Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey, Volnay

The family Vaudoisey settled in Volnay in 1804. Christophe and his wife, Laurence, took over the domaine from his father, Bernard Vaudoisey, in 1985. Subsequently, he has put a lot of energy into “valoriser un vignoble transmis de générations en générations et se dote en 2008 d’une nouvelle cuverie en bas du village”. In 2012 […]

Domaine Gérard Thomas et Filles, Saint Aubin

When the N6 turns round the Mont-Rachet hill, you come to the village of Gamay, which sits at the bottom of the hill. Its vines are all classed as St. Aubin. Further up the N6, you find the village of Saint-Aubin on your right. Due to high levels of quality and fair prices, this was […]

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