Nestled in a truly exceptional site high up in the Dentelles de Montmirail in Provence, near Gigondas, our single-estate “couture” wines are rooted in 500 years of local history, but integrate the most forward-thinking qualitative approaches, as we seek to create wines of exception and distinction, with full respect for nature.
Chêne Bleu wines are named after the blue oak tree on our estate, the Domaine de la Verrière. La Verrière is an isolated medieval priory in Crestet, at the southern border of Gigondas in the Vaucluse region of Provence. In a project that has spanned a decade, we have restored and improved our idyllic mountain vineyards to the highest international standards.
We have introduced sustainable, organic and biodynamic practices to reinforce our respect for the land and to help the vines and local flora and fauna thrive. Among the outbuildings of the original priory, we have created a modern winery that integrates handcrafted traditions with the latest improvements in fine wine production.Its design enables us to implement the most cutting-edge practices so as to assist us in carefully crafting our unique wines. Our objective is to exert ourselves to the utmost and to extract the finest expression that can possibly be expected from the land and the vines.
"Non mihi, non tibi, sed nobis" Not mine, not yours, but ours. We chose this motto as it expresses the interactive philosophy at the heart of our work. As with a great bottle of wine, the pleasure is magnified by sharing. We take great pleasure in sharing Chêne Bleu and La Verrière with those who appreciate them.
Also, while the Domaine and the terroir have a clear identity and we have our own strongly held beliefs, we have assimilated our views with those of so many gifted people that La Verrière is no longer just our project. Today it embraces a number of different ways of looking at the world and we hope to continue to engage with new ideas and new people long into the future.