Domaine Font du Vent

Rhone Valley
Year founded:
Famille Gonet
Guillaume Gonnet
Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable

Basic Info

In 1950 Etienne Gonnet created Font de Michelle with vines planted across 30 hectares of adjoining land. Etienne sold his wine to negociants and hoped to bottle his own wine some day but would never live to see his dream become a reality. In 1975, following Etienne’s untimely death, his sons Jean and Michel took control of the estate. They wanted to create full-bodied wines that were concentrated, refined and showcased the qualities of the terroir. Throughout the next 30 years, Jean and Michel achieved their goal and also received many accolades and medals for their wines. In 2006, it was time to pass the family’s estate and traditions on to their own sons, Bertrand and Guillaume, who also shared their family’s passion for winemaking. They had both completed studies in oenology, and further expanded upon their technical knowledge with time working and living in Bordeaux, Burgundy, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. Today, Bertrand and Guillaume proudly continue their fathers’ legacy by producing wine in their style, but are also making their own mark. They have enhanced the elegance and style of the wine via their commitment to understanding the terroir in terms of how it affects the ripening process and introducing improvements to the production process. After recently expanding their land holdings to include additional lieu dit, the Gonnet family decided to rebrand their Domaine Font de Michelle, Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines under their family brand Font du Vent.