Welcome to Vacqueyras, nestled at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail in the heart of the Rhone Valley. A group of men and women, passionate about winemaking and guided by years of experience, craft wines of character from this outstanding terroir.
In 1957, after an incredibly cold winter that froze most of the region’s olive trees, several winegrowers decided to rebound by pooling their interests and know-how…
1957 – in the beginning…
After many informal discussions about joining forces, my colleagues and I decided to hold a meeting in a room at the Vacqueyras town hall. _Edmond Arcusi was mayor at the time, so he and 5 (...)
1960 – 1967 – expanding markets
During the 1960s, we established sales and shipping departments. While the first three years were difficult, these were followed by success. Our 1958 vintage obtained a gold medal at the Paris (...)
1967 – 1977: professionnalisation
The introduction of carbonic maceration to make smooth, fruity wines in 1967 constituted an important benchmark.
"I suggested using carbonic maceration when the Cave de Vacqueyras was first (...)
1977 – 1997 - Recognition
In 1978 we began to use an attractive new ("hollandaise") bottle, which increased sales and helped to build a name for ourselves. Production grew at a regular pace, leading us to build a new (...)
1997 – 2000: modernisation and environmental awareness
The cellar celebrated their 40th anniversary in 1997. At this time, member winegrowers were delighted to take stock of the cooperative’s success and proud of the part they had played in it. (...)
2000 to the present – a time for sharing
The early 21st century has definitely been marked by the information revolution.
The world is now a village, and visitors to Vacqueyras are no longer limited to our close European neighbours. (...)
Being a winegrower
« Being a winegrower is undoubtedly the most beautiful profession in the world, simply because it means I am in permanent touch with nature. (...)
We grow our vines with the greatest of respect for our terroir to faithfully reflect all the natural goodness in the soil.
Winegrowers and (...)