Domaine de Montvac

Basic Info

Founded in 1860, Domaine de Montvac has been passed from mother to daughter for the past three generations with the continuing support of family members who fully embraced all aspects of life in the winery and vineyard. Currently led by Cecile Dussere, family-run winery holds a total of 22ha of vineyards—3ha in Gigondas, 2ha in Cotes du Rhone, and 17ha in Vacqueyras. Farmed organically for quite some time, Cecile’s vineyards gained Ecocert certification in 2013. Vacqueyras, where Cecile’s father helped the appellation gain its classification in 1990, is home to a large number of organic producers. At Domaine de Montvac, the grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and fermented with indigenous yeast. The tanks are gravity fed to minimize agitation, and only old oak and foudres are employed because Cecile said, “I prefer when the wine is more expressive with natural aromas. If oak is more present, we lose the typicity of the grapes.”

Rhône Valley
Year founded:
Cecile Dussere