West located in Châteauneuf -du-Pape designation, CHATEAU DE LA GARDINE offers a breath-taking view on the Mistral swept and sun bathed majestic Rhône river. Deeply rooted in a pebble covered soil, the vineyards look at the river and contrast with the blue of the sky.
A winemaking family since the XVIIth century, the Brunel family settles in La Gardine middle of the XXth century. Always the pioneer, Gaston Brunel bottles his wines in an exclusive flask representing the very identity of his house and went west to conquer new markets in Canada and the United States.
CHATEAU DE LA GARDINE fame and originality lie in the 54 unsegmented hectares (about 133 acres) comprising 3 designation’s typical types of soils. In 1963, 48 hectares (118.6 acres), located both in Rasteau and Côtes-du-Rhône Village have been added to the range. In 1998 at least the 40 hectares (99 acres) of CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROCH in Lirac designation completed the whole estate.
With the new company BRUNEL DE LA GARDINE, the range moves toward of selection of others Vallée du Rhône designations.
CHÂTEAU DE LA GARDINE is a family business including 8 members representing 3 generations aiming to the future. One works there together in respect of the terroir, of the family values passed down from each generation to the following, consistently delivering excellence. The wines are marketed in more than 35 countries and prised on the best French tables.