Domaine Fontaine du Clos

EARL Jean Barnier
Céline and Jean-François Barnier
Boulevard du Comté d’Orange 735, 84260 Sarrians
Tel. +33 490 653 069
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.30-12.30 and 15.00-19.00 (Winter 14.30-18.30)


This property contains a nursery (the second biggest in France) and a winery. 
It was Jean-François' father Jean Barnier who built the wine cellars. He sold all the production to negociant. It was not until Jean-François Barnier became responsible for the winemaking that the wines were bottled at the domain.
The nursery is able to deliver around 50 varieties. Many varieties are used in the wine production to make single varietal wines or unusul blends of IGP-wines. 
The property covers 100 ha of which a few ha are AOC Vacqueyras.
The nursery covers around 50 ha and the vines for vinification roughly the same area.


Vacqueyras Reflets de l'Ame
2018: Grenach, Syrah, Morvedre. Aged for 12 months in barriques

Vacqueyras Castillon
2017: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah. Aged for 12 months in barriques

Vacqueyras Pince-Lapin
2015: Grenache, Syrah. Aged in foudres.

Vacqueyras Blanc Reflets de l'Ame
2018: Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne.

Vacqueyras Blanc Castillon
2017: Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne. Aged in barriques or demi-muids.

Cotes du Rhone Confidences
2018: Grenache og Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2018: Viognier, Marsanne.

IGP Vaucluse Aura
2018: Caladoc, Marcelan.

IGP Vaucluse Liberté
2019: Caladoc, Grenache

IGP Vaucluse Rosé Liberté
2019: Cinsault, Grenache.

IGP Vaucluse Rosé Certitude
2019: Grenache, Syrah, Mucat petit grains, Gewurstraminer.

IGP Vaucluse Blanc Liberty
2019: Saugvignon, Fermentino, Grenache Blanc

IGP Vaucluse Chardonnay  
2019: 100% Chardonnay.

IGP Vaucluse Blanc Muscat Petit Grains  
2018: 100% Muscat Petit Grains. (sec)

IGP Vaucluse Blanc Aura
2018: Chardonnay, Viognier, Manseng, Grenache Blanc, Gewurstraminer.

Céline Barnier. Photo from FB.

Jean-François Barnier

The buildings behind the wine cellar are used by the nursery. The vines for the nursery are not cut as normale vines for vinification. The vine stalks groes until several
 metres along the soil and are cuts in to smale parts suitable for grafting at rootstoks, this and further preparing of plants ready to seell is done in big green houses.

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Updated 19-03-2021