Rhône Valley

Jean-Louis Chave: Five Centuries of Winemaking Heritage


History Nestled in the Northern Rhone Valley, the Chave family, now lead by Jean-Louis, has been making wine from Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne in the Saint Joseph and Hermitage appellations since 1481. Sixteen generations of father to son lineage has brought Chave’s domaine to its current accomplishments. Since Gerard Chave took over the domaine in 1970, the legendary domaine has ... Read More »

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 »

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