The Super Rhône Wines of Chene Bleu
Chêne Bleu wines are named after the blue oak tree on the estate — La Verrière — an isolated medieval monastery in Crestet, at the southern border of Gigondas in the Vaucluse region of Rhône. In a project that has spanned a decade, Chêne Bleu has restored and improved its 30 hectares (74 acres) of idyllic mountainside vineyards to the highest international standards. Chêne Bleu has introduced sustainable, organic and biodynamic practices because of its respect for the land and to help the vines and local fauna thrive. Among the outbuildings of the original monastery, Chêne Bleu created a modern winery that integrates handcrafted traditions with the latest insights into fine-wine production.