Domaine Roger Perrin

Basic Info

Vineyards have existed on the Roger Perrin property between Orange and Chateauneuf de Pape since the beginning of the 1900's. However, estate bottling only began in 1969 when the Domaine was founded by Roger who took over after his father-in-law's retirement. In 1980, the estate began to sell its wine under its own name. In 1986 Roger died unexpectedly during the harvest, and his son Luc, a teenager who had studied enology and done an apprenticeship at Beaucastel, took over the Domaine. Luc Perrin steadily increased the quality of the vineyards and of his wines as he became widely recognized as a rising star in Chateauneuf du Pape. Sadly however, Luc lost a battle with cancer in August of 2010 and his legacy is was briefly carried on by his oldest sisiter Veronique, who then passed the reigns to her son Xavier, the 5th generation to farm the estate. To this day, all of Luc's vineyard practices and vinification techniques are being continued. “I think the philosophy of the estate is established, so we have to follow it,” said Xavier, who works with his mother and his grandmother in the vineyards and cellar. “For me, the estate as it is respects the choices of my great grandfather, my grandfather, my uncle and my grandmother. And it’s done really well like this. I really like how it is, so no, I won’t change much.”

Rhône Valley
Sub region:
Southern Rhône
Year founded:
Perrin Family
Xavier Perrin