The village of Gigondas was a winegrowing area up until the time of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the XXth Century.
As a consequence of the disaster, Gigondas chose to turn towards olive growing.
However,following the " Black Frosts " in 1956 which destroyed the greater part of its olive trees Gigondas reverted to winegrowing, re-implanting high quality vineyards- and which nevertheless had to wait until 1971 before gaining A.O.C. acknowledgement.
Majority of Grenache, and then Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre.
The House of Chapoutier is a winemaker and producer of the finest Rhône Valley appellations. From the Côte-Rôtie, through l'Hermitage, down to the Côtes du Rhône, our aim is to offer you the best portrait of the terroir.
The House of Chapoutier's School invites you to learn about wine in a different way. Take a look at the wine courses on offer, from wine tasting initiation to gastronomic dinners where the finest grand crus are showcased.