VIGNERONS DE CARACTERE
A relatively new addition to our range, Vignerons de Caractère are a cooperative based in the heart of the Vacqueyras appellation and specializing in the southern Rhône. We have, in the past, had a preference for working directly with domains; however, one mustn’t become too inflexible, and when we tasted the quality here, our views on cooperatives were changed (or at least altered slightly).
Vignerons de Caractère is a collective of 80 families who have been working together for 50 years, between them looking after around 1,000 hectares. In true Gallic fashion, the collective has flowed through the generations, with the livelihood of each of the families directly generated from grape growing and winemaking.
In an operation of this size, the members (and their opinions) are as diverse as the wines they produce. One unifying component: recognition of the importance of eco-friendly methods and sustainable development. Traditional, pure, authentic.