Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
Since 1877 the family's own vineyards have been cultivated by the 5th and 6th generation.
Established in Juliénas in 1877, they are the 5th (Laurent and Martine) and 6th generation (Adrien and Maxime) to run the family vineyards. The estate now extends over 6 Beaujolais vineyards: Juliénas / Moulin à Vent / Morgon / Chénas / Fleurie and Saint-Amour and also in Beaujolais Villages. In 2019, the Perrachons acquired an additional 1.70 ha in Pouilly-Fuissé with 80-100 year old vines. They continue the work of their ancestors by upholding a time-honoured tradition, as the first mention of the PERRACHON family in the history of winegrowers in Juliénas dates back to 1601. The family works the traditional way, hand-picking, goblet and "cordon de royal" pruning. Their yield per vine is one of the lowest in France, but this guarantees the quality and authenticity of their wines: 8 appellations, 6 vineyards (Crus) in Beaujolais, Chénas, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent and Saint Amour, our Beaujolais / Villages (red, rosé and white) and Pouilly-Fuissé. They also produce single-vineyard selections, from only the best plots of the estate on selected vineyards.
Sparkling wines from Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
Red wines from Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
from Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
The Domaine de la Bottière, located on the best slopes of Juliénas, on a granite-rich and very stony soil, has been the foundation of the business since 1877. Then comes the Domaine des Perelles, in the town of Romanèche-Thorins at the foot of the prestigious Moulin-à-Vent hillside. This is also the estate where they vinify their Morgons, coming from Les Versauds, a village at the foot of the Côte du-Py, which produces the most famous Morgons. The Domaine de Mouilles, also in Juliénas, was acquired in 1989. It is the heart of the appellation, which enjoys the best exposure and the very best soils. They have recently added plots in Chénas, Fleurie, and Saint-Amour.
The Perrachons have big plans. The future of the estate will revolve around two main points – restructuring of their vineyards. Within the next 15 years they want to transform their vineyards with the aim of tilling their soils mechanically and eliminating all chemical inputs. As fervent defenders of their soils, they strive to ensure that their vineyards and grand terroirs gain recognition (Les Chers or Les Mouilles sur Juliénas, for example). This work will give birth to new single-vineyard wines. The estate’s wines have been certified HVE (High Environmental Value) for the 2018 vintage.
High above Sion, on the Clos du Château, is the heart of the oldest wine trading house in Valais – today's winery Charles Bonvin SA. The view sweeps over the wide Rhone valley, meets the two castle hills of Tourbillon and Valère and grazes on the magnificent Valais vine landscape with its countless terraces.
Sometimes life is full of surprises. The Lebanese Asseily family experienced this first-hand when they became the owners of Château Biac as if by accident in 2006. They regularly spent their summer holidays near Biac, but never would they have dreamt that they would own and manage this wonderful property themselves one day. It’s a fascinating story that Tony and Youmna Asseily are happy to share over a glass of their wine.
Podere Le Bèrne / Fam. Natalini
Winemaker Andrea Natalini and his nephew Frederico, the budding oenologist at the winery, are the pillars of the family business. But at Le Bèrne, everyone pitches in to make great wines! Wines of excellent quality at fair prices, authentic, warm-hearted, and inviting, just like their producers. Welcome to Italy!