Domaine Font du Vent  (de Michelle)

Or Domaine Font de Michelle
Or Famille Gonnet

Guillaume and Bertrand Gonnet10, Impasse des Vignerons, 84370 Bedarrides
Tel. +33 490 330 022
Direct sale: Yes
Also at 22, Rue Joseph Ducos, Chateauneuf du Pape.
E-shop: Yes but....


The Gonnet family have been farmers in Bedarrides for about 400 years.
In 1880 Jean Etienne Gonnet settled down at the place where the domain is situated today. In 1950 his grandson Etienne Gonnet named the domain Domaine Font de Michelle. 
1975-2011 Jean and Michel Gonnet ran the domain. 
In 2011 their sons Guillaume and Bertrand Gonnet got the responsability.

The domain covers 30 ha in Chateauneuf du Pape, of which 2,5% are with white varieties. They are situated in the lieux-dits Font de Michelle, La Crau, La Pierre Plantée, Chartreuse and Croix de Bois. 
Since 2013 the vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.

In 2002 20 ha in Gard were purchased. They are situated in the area which in 2005 became Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues.

Wines - Price range: 10-50€

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% other varieties. 
Vinification in steeltank, concrete, wooden tank. 
Aged in pyramide concrete (30%), steeltank (30%), wooden tank (30%) and in demi-muids (10%)

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet 
(The founder of the domain)
70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre 90-115-years-old vines at La Crau.
Vinification in wooden tank. Ageing in woden tank or demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Elégance de Jeanne
90% 110-years-old Grenache at La Crau. 
Named after Etienne Gonnet's wife.
Vinification in pyramid shaped concrete tanks. 
Partly aged in demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Tradition
30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvée Etienne Gonnet
100% Roussanne. 80-years-old vines
Vinified in demi-muids. Aged in big barrels for 12 months.

From Domazan, Gard

Cotes du Rhone Village Signargues Notre Passion
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Les Promesses
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Les Promesses
100% Cinsault.


Emilie Gonnet - Bertrand's wife - July 2019

Guillaume Gonnet offers wines from other producers.

Guillaume Gonnet at the domaine April 2015

Guillaume Gonnet's wife Kelly is a native Australien - April 2015

Bertrand Gonnet. Photo from facebook


Corna van Niekerk and Adriaan van Ellewee from Southafrika. Adriaan works in the cellar at Font du Vent and Corna (or maybe Emilie Gonnet) you may meet in the wine shop. Photo from la Mère Germaine July 2019.

The wine shop of the family at 22, Rue Joseph Ducos in Chateauneuf du Pape

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