Nicolas Gonin

  • Vendanges 2016


Organic viticulturist, specialised in the rare, forgotten and heritage grape varieties.
"I learned about vines and wine at Château Gilette in Sauternes, Domaine Tempier in Bandol and Ridge Vineyards in California.
My desire to return to the region to produce quality wines began at the end of the 1990s. I was able to fulfil this dream by setting up in Saint-Chef in 2005, recovering my uncle's wines.

At the time, the vineyard was not large enough to be awarded
winemaker status and obtain planting rights, it was therefore necessary to
rent other plots, often a long way away, badly orientated or in poor condition, in fact, the vineyards no-one else wanted... The estate has been created from vineyards belonging to 20 different owners...!

In 2003, the entire estate was removed and replanted exclusively using local varieties: Altesse, Verdesse, Jacquère, Viognier, Persian, Mondeuse, and Mècle!

In 2005, a 250m2 cellar was built in alveolar terracotta bricks, with a Dauphiné style roof.

Today, the vineyard has been restructured, the bad plots have been
eliminated and the estate is now 5.5 hectares. Other planting projects are underway such as the reintroduction of ancient grape varieties.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Booking required.
  • Services :
    • 40 people max per group
  • Entertainment :
    • Product tasting
  • Durée(s) visite(s) :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 60
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 60
  • Help for client/booking :
    • Booking obligatory
  • Services :
    • Unguided individual tours
    • Unguided group tours
General Information
  • Product type :
    • Wines
  • Dealer statutes :
    • Producer
    • Tasting cellar
  • Further information :
    • PDO
    • PDO description IGP Isère Balmes Dauphinoises : vin blanc, rosé, rouge.
    • Quality charter En cours de conversion biologique (Ecocert)
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    • Private parking
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours on request
    • Individual tasting (charged for)
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours on request
    • Group tasting (charged for)
  • Interior facilities :
    • Toilets
  • Exteriors :
    • Courtyard
    • Separate entrance
  • Help for client/transport :
    • Coach access
  • Documentation language(s) :
    • French


  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Cash
    • Credit transfer
Nicolas Gonin
945 route des Vignes
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Phone : +33 4 74 18 74 81
Mob : +33 6 10 39 25 15
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • English


Nicolas Gonin
945 route des Vignes
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.652999
Longitude : 5.370282
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    • In the country