Savoie, Vin de Savoie Chignin,0
Imagine a "sartot" perched on the heights of the Chignin vineyard in the shade of a cherry tree....
Domaine de la Gerbelle is located in the heart of the Chignin vineyard and the Bauges Regional Nature Park. The vineyard, facing south/southwest, is naturally protected from the winds by Mont Saint-Michel...Lire plus Learn more
Domaine de la Gerbelle is the result of an old farm belonging to the Order of the Carthusian monks. When the Church and State separated in 1905, our great-grandfather, a farmer of them, bought the estate from the Chartreux Fathers at an auction in Chignin. He developed polyculture, breeding and planting a few vines. In the 1960s, the estate specialized in viticulture under the leadership of Claude Quenard. In the 2000s, André and Guy, Claude's sons, decided to convert the estate to organic farming. Today, the new generation is arriving at the estate and has already put its personal touch to it with the launch of a craft brewery activity, also in organic form. Recently, the wine tourism activity has been developing there with guest rooms and tables d'hôte in the former farm of the Chartreux.
One of the pioneers of organic farming in Savoie, the Domaine has been certified since 2000. Today, it has three partners and one permanent employee. Our definition of the winegrower's profession is embodied in the way we work on the estate on a daily basis: we carry out all the tasks, from the cultivation of the vine in biodynamics (we have been certified DEMETER since the 2016 vintage) to marketing, including winemaking (there is no oenologist outside the estate) and of course bottling by us.