Vineyard: Domaine Georges Vernay
Georges Vernay created the family business with 1.5 hectares of AOC Condrieu ” Coteau du Vernon ” vineyards. Towards the end of the 40’s, Georges Vernay became one of the most ardent defenders and saviours of the Appellation, then about to disappear.
Today, the vinification is assured by his children Luc and Christine VERNAY and the estate extends over 16 hectares : 7 hectares in the appellation Condrieu, of which 3 hectares are old vines producing 2 prestigious vintages matured in barrels: the “Coteau de Vernon” and “Les Chaillées de l’Enfer”.
Both vintages represent the quintessence of Condrieu’s Viognier vine. These exquisite incomparable white wines with their golden colour are of great nobleness, full-bodied, unctuous and persistent. The very steep vineyard makes any mechanization impossible. The vines are manually without the use of residual herbicide nor insecticide.