History says that in 1224, the knight Gaspard de Stérimberg, returning from a crusade against the Cathars, chose the top of the Hermitage hill to settle. The work of the vineyard became his daily life.
The first writings mentioning the hill and its parcels with their current names date from 1389. The creation of the vineyard in the Hermitage is very anterior, unfortunately the Men having undertaken the immense works of development of these steep grounds have left only the silence of the texts. There can be no doubt that the natural advantages of Hermitage Hill were not noticed by ancient winegrowers, at a time when these places were among the most northerly that the vineyard was able to reach.
The terroirs of the Hermitage hill are also historic. Consisting of granites, gneiss and weathered mica schists to the west, the east is made up of stony alluvial terraces covered with loess. This diversity, unique in the world, explains the quality and diversity of the wines produced.
Take a virtual walk on the Hermitage hill and discover the vineyards making up our Parcels Selections.
To fully enjoy the experience, click on the flashing arrows on the right of the video. Then navigate from one plot to another by clicking on the bottle of your choice. Full screen experience is recommended. On mobile, rotate your phone for landscape reading.