The Chapoutier family have long been known as a leading light of the Rhône Valley, but in1997 Michel Chapoutier expanded their horizons into the New World, specifically the Australian region of Victoria. Initially making wines in conjunction with renowned local wineries such JasperHill and Giaconda, in 2009 Chapoutier purchased the Shays Flat and Landsborough Valley estatesin the Australian Pyrenees, giving birth to the wholly owned Domaine Tournon. Unsurprisinglythe focus is on Shiraz, which under Chapoutier’s skilled hand manages to evoke the minerality and elegance of the Northern Rhône, whilst still expressing the soil and climate of Victoria.
DOMAINE TOURNON - M. CHAPOUTIER
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Warm mediterranean climate
Shiraz, Chardonnay, Grenache, Riesling, Viognier, Marsanne, Cabernet Sauvignon
AGES OF VINES
BEHIND THE WINES
A pioneer in his soul and passionate about the diversity of terroirs, Michel Chapoutier set out in 1997 to discover the oldest continent: Australia.