Paul Jaboulet Aîné Winery
The origins of Maison Paul Jaboulet stem from a magical encounter between the hills of Hermitage in the Rhône Valley, and a family, with a passion for wine. In 1834, Antoine Jaboulet moved to Tain-l’Hermitage city with the goal of developing great wines. Everyday he worked on this challenge and worked hard in the vineyard, particularly tending to not only the vines, but also on the quality of the soil.
Today, the new owner, Caroline, makes sure the quality of work continues. With the tradition in mind, the vineyard is also progressing and utilizing biodynamic methods. Each plot of land is plowed by horses and has been qualified to meet all the biodynamic standards.
The winemakers passion combined with the original traditional methods result in mythical great red wine 100% Syrah “La Chapelle” Hermitage. Named after the famous Chapel of Saint-Christophe overlooking the vineyards of Hermitage, this wine is the House’s star and ranked among the twelve greatest wines of the twentieth century. La Chapelle is the perfect blend of the best terroirs of the appellation such as the Méal, the Bessards and the Rocoules.
The Jaboulet Winery is open to the public and recently launched a new space called “Vineum,” which is home to a vault, wine bar and also a casual restaurant. At the foot of the hill of Hermitage, make sure not miss this delicious and friendly spot! The cellar Vineum will help you to discover the 16 domain names through thematic wine tastings at a very reasonable price. At the Wine Bar, you have a choice of the finest selections, including the exquisite rosé “Parallelle 45”, which pairs nicely with a the charcuterie plate, including local ham from the Ardeche area. Executive Chef Jerome Feix changes the menu on a monthly basis, depending on his inspirations of the moment. This gourmet menu can be enjoyed on the picturesque terrace, under the the sun or the shade of olive trees, and of course, accompanied of course with wines of Paul Jaboulet Ainé! If you want to combine gastronomy and nature, Vineum is the perfect the place to be. Come along with more than 10 other friends and family members and take a private tour of the vineyard. This walk through the vineyard is a treat as the detailed commentary and explanations comes from the winemakers themselves. Lastly, it is worth mentioning that Vineum regularly hosts art exhibitions and concerts in the restaurant, and with great pleasure!