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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave


To say that there is a lot of history at Domaine Jean-Louis Chave would be an understatement. The family’s work on the hill of Hermitage for generations has made the winery one of the Northern Rhone’s great treasures.

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave is the embodiment of tradition. Arguably one of France’s finest estates, this family-owned producer of red and white Hermitage hangs its hat on the continuity and beliefs of successive generations – in an open-minded, pragmatic way. It only takes a look at the neck-label on bottles of Chave Hermitage to understand the conduit and philosophy of the domaine. ‘Vignerons de Père en Fils depuis 1481’ (vine growers from father to son since 1481) is clearly inscribed for all to see.
— James Lawther of Decanter Magazine