Ardeche

Gregory Guillaume

gregory guillaumeGregory Guillaume arrived in the Ardèche from Epernay in 2000 as a facilitator for spelunkers exploring caves and caverns in the area but quickly became interested in the natural wine scene that was happening around him. He worked for a winery, then called Domaine des Clapas now La Grange Bartas, for three years before launching his own domaine. His first vintage was 2011.

His cellar is currently located in Alba la Romaine, which is close to his one-and-a-half hectares of Chardonnay and Grenache Blanc. The vines for his red wines, primarily Grenache, Alicante, Merlot, Syrah, were previously in the hands of Gilles Azzoni and Vincent Fargier. They’re located in a place called Vaudanoux. In total, Gregory has about three hectares of vines. When his importer asked him why he makes wine the way he does, he replied the way many natural wine producers do when asked this question: because it’s the only kind of wine he likes to drink!