Rhône Valley

Michel Chapoutier: A Passion for Terrior

It is nearly impossible to discuss Rhone Valley wines without bringing up Michel Chapoutier’s name. He has become an ambassador for the Rhone Valley and a well-known figure in the international wine world. The Chapoutier family has ties to the Rhone Valley that date back over 200 years. Michel Chapoutier took over every aspect of the business in 1990 after a falling-out ... Read More »

Domaine de la Solitude: Respect and Tradition

Chateauneuf du Pape

Most Bordeaux wine lovers think of Pessac-Leognan when they hear the name Domaine de la Solitude, but they would be overlooking the true gem that is Chateauneuf-du-Pape’s historical Domaine de la Solitude. Perched in the heart of the Southern Rhone Valley, this family estate is driven by the philosophy: “we are only passing on earth.” With a family history that ... Read More »

Chateau Rayas: Family Dedication to Quality

Emmanuel Reynaud in the Vineyards

Offering a range of wines from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cotes du Rhone, Vacqueyras and the Cotes du Rhone Villages, the Reynaud family is supremely dedicated to producing quality wines from their three family estates: Chateau Rayas, Chateau Fonsalette and Chateau des Tours. The family tradition of winemaking dates to 1880, when Albert Reynaud suddenly lost his hearing at the age of 45. ... Read More »