Cellier des Chartreux

A few minutes from Avignon, capital of Côtes-du-Rhône since 1929, a co-operative of 81 growers work under the name “Cellier des Chartreux”. The co-operative produces wine on a human scale with skill derived from nearly 100 years of experience. Farming a diverse patchwork of terroirs with enthusiasm and respect for the land, Celliers des Chartreux […]

Domaine Chante Perdrix

The Chante Perdrix domaine was established by Etienne Pécoul in 1896. Henri Nicolets’ children Guy and Frédéric Nicolet (third and fourth generations) run it today and farm the 18 hectares around the property. The vineyards are located towards the south end of the appellation and are planted with vines averaging 45 years of age, laid around […]

Domaine Brusset

In 1947, with his reputation firmly established in Cairanne, Daniel Brusset’s father followed his vision to develop vineyards on Les-Hauts-de-Montmirail. By 1971, when Gigondas was elevated from Côtes du Rhône Villages-Gigondas to its own AOC, Brusset was already one of the region’s best producers. The family had taken a risk and invested heavily in what […]

Château Fortia

Château Fortia holds an important place in the history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It was here that Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarie was instrumental in the establishment of the Appellation Contrôlée system. Since Bruno Le Roy took over in 1994 and engaged the well-known Cornas oenologist Jean-Luc Colombo as winemaker, Château Fortia is back on form. This […]

Clos Bellane

Acquired in 2010 by the talented winemaker Stéphane Vedeau, the Valréas Clos Bellane estate is located at the northern-most end of the Rhône Valley, 410 metres above sea level. It’s a location that satisfied Vedeau’s call for a spot that was “Further north! Further up!” Here, latitude, aspect, and elevation contribute to an exceptionally cool […]