Our family

When you grow up in such handsome cellars, you necessarily become a winemaker.
Jean-François FAUQUE welcomes you to his family's vineyard to share with you his passion for wine and the wine making.
With his brother Philippe, Jean-François, who has an oenology grade from the Bordeaux Institute, keeps alive the long family tradition he learned from his parents -Evelyne and Jean-Claude- and his paternal and maternal grand-parents.

Today, the family harmoniously shares vineyard work, wine making and marketing. We produce the best wines at the estate with a particular care for quality and evolution. We currently own a 50 hectares (123 acres) vineyard divided as follows:
                         4,5 hectares (11 acres) of AOC (French quality label) Vacqueyras
                         3,5 hectares (8 acres) of AOC Villages Plan de Dieu
                           2  hectares (5 acres) of AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages
                          25  hectares (62 acres) of AOC Côtes du Rhône
                          15 hectares (37 acres) of vin de Pays (local wine)
A quarter of the vineyard is made up of very ancient planting vines. This old vinestock, always very well-maintained, forms the pillar of the wines to cellar. Red grape varieties account for 90% of the vineyard; white grape varieties are typical of the southern Rhône Valley (grenache, clairette, roussanne et marsanne). See grape variety page. 

The estate's name was inspired by the patron saint of the village. It is situated at the heart of the southern Côtes du Rhône, near Vacqueyras (5km-3miles of distance), Gigondas (5km-3miles), Chateauneuf-du-Pape (15km-9miles) sites and even one Beaumes-de-Venise (10km-6miles). See map. Violès is a few kilometers away from Mont Ventoux and from the Dentelles de Montmirail.
While traveling through, we invite you to stop for a while and come visit our estate. We would enjoy to show you our production methods and are glad to allow you to taste our range of wines. We warmly welcome all guests , happy to help them find quality wines and are glad to give advice.
At the caveau, our guests are welcomed in a family atmosphere; warm and quiet -the ideal tasting conditions :
Every day from 8am to 12am and from 2pm to 7pm
Open only with a reservation on Sundays and Holidays at
0033 608 472 456

The Estate
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