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, we 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, we acquired an additional 1.70 ha in Pouilly-Fuissé. We continue the work of our 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. We work the traditional way, hand-picking and goblet pruning. Our yield per vine is one of the lowest in France, but this guarantees the quality and authenticity of our wines: 6 vineyards in Beaujolais, Chénas, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent and Saint Amour, our Beaujolais / Villages (red, rosé and white) and Pouilly-Fuissé. We 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
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 we vinify our Morgons, coming from Les Versauds, a village at the foot of the Côtedu-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. We have recently added plots in Chénas, Fleurie, and Saint-Amour.
We have big plans. The future of the estate will revolve around two main points – restructuring of our vineyard. Within the next 15 years we want to transform our vineyards with the aim of tilling our soils mechanically and eliminating all chemical inputs. As fervent defenders of our soils, we strive to ensure that our 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.
Weingut Rings, part of the Palatinate’s vineyard premier league, lies embedded in the sun-drenched Palatinate, right in the middle of the Freinsheim winegrowing district. For more than a decade, the new generation of the Rings family has been passionately concentrating on the ecological production of high quality dry wines. The hallmarks of Weingut Rings are well-balanced, dense wines with pronounced character and great cellar potential.
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.