The Guigal Domaine was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis to the south of Lyon and home of the renowned wines of the Côte-Rôtie. These vineyards are over 2,400 years old and the small terraced walls that are characteristic of the Roman period are still visible. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made over 67 vintages, before handing over to his son, Marcel, in 1961.
In total, the vineyards of the Guigal estate cover over 60 hectares, including illustrious plots in the Côte-Rôtie, 'La Landonne', 'La Mouline' and 'La Turque', Condrieu 'La Doriane', Ermitage 'Ex-Voto' and many more, all of which have become flagships of their appellations. In addition to their exceptional vineyards the family acquired and lovingly restored the Château d'Ampuis, situated on the Rhône with the backdrop of the famous Côte Brune and Côte Blonde hills.
Today Philippe Guigal, an oenologist, is the third generation to continue the family endeavour to produce some of the Rhône Valley's greatest wines. United as a family, Bernadette, Marcel, Philippe and Eve all work together to develop their family-owned and family run enterprise.