Northern Rhone Valley
City of Origin:
Helene and Jean-Pierre Mucyn
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After settling in the land of Hermitage, amid vineyards and apricot trees, the Mucyns fell in love with a 18th century building, on the N7 that runs through the region. Situated 300 m from the River Rhône, this former boat lodge, where boatmen used to lodge overnight and whose stables could accommodate over 80 horses, was built in around 1750. The cellar beneath the building provides ideal temperature and humidity conditions for the vinification of white wines.
Hélène and Jean-Pierre Mucyn set up as wine producers in 2001. They uprooted from Champagne and laid down new roots on the banks of the River Rhône. With a change of career, a radically different lifestyle, and a new home for the entire family, the 2001 vintage is, for them, synonymous with a new start. After resuming studies in viticulture and oenology, Hélène and Jean-Pierre acquired their first vin de pays plots as well as a few hectares of orchards. Hélénedoes all the vineyard work, and Jean-Pierre handles the winemaking, but in reality they do nothing without the other.