The cellar of clos du caillou (2)

Producer Profile: Le Clos du Caillou

Fellowship, France: Rhône & Beaujolais

César Rivière, Aug 2015

Le Clos du Caillou is located in Courthézon, on the eastern border of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The Pouizin family acquired the property in 1956 and subsequently expanded the vineyards. Today, the estate is run by Sylvie Vacheron, with winemaker Bruno Gaspard and enologist Philippe Cambie.

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Producer Profile: Domaine Roger Sabon

Fellowship, France: Rhône & Beaujolais

César Rivière, Aug 2015

Domaine Roger Sabon is a good example of a family-run estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Roger Sabon founded the domaine as we know it today in 1952, following in the footsteps of his father, Séraphin Sabon, who created Clos Mont-Olivet twenty years before.

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Producer Profile: Domaine de la Biscarelle

Fellowship, France: Rhône & Beaujolais

César Rivière, Aug 2015

Domaine de la Biscarelle is located in Grès, which lies in the northern sector of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Gérard Bouyer founded La Biscarelle in 1984, after leaving his family’s négociant business to start his own venture. In January 2009, Gérard’s daughter and son-in-law, Christelle and Jérôme Grieco, took over the estate.

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Producer Profile: Domaine de Cristia

Fellowship, France: Rhône & Beaujolais

César Rivière, Jun 2015

Domaine de Cristia is located in Courthézon, east of the town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, just a few steps away from Domaine de la Janasse. Etienne Grangeon established the estate in 1942 with just 2 hectares of Grenache vineyards.

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Producer Profile: Domaine de La Janasse

Fellowship, featured, France: Rhône & Beaujolais

César Rivière, Feb 2015

Domaine de la Janasse is a located in Courthézon, just north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Aimé Sabon took over vineyards belonging to his father and grandfather in 1967 upon completing his military service. In 1973, Sabon founded Domaine de La Janasse, which he ran until 1991, when his son Christophe, a graduate of the oenological school in Beaune, took over the family estate. Today, the domaine is managed by Christophe Sabon and his sister, Isabelle.