Chave Collection

Rhône Royalty

The Chave family has been in the Rhone since 1481. No one has more experience with Syrah and no one creates such concentrated, refined expressions of Syrah. They are most famous for their incredible Hermitage wines, but their roots go back to St-Joseph and they are actively working to reclaim their foothold in the area.

Andrew Jeffords puts it elegantly in The New France, declaring that the Chave family "could make a fair claim to be France’s winemaking royal family: in no other of France’s great terroirs is the largest individual landholder so deeply rooted in time and place, so supremely competent, and so modest a custodian of insights and craftsmanship of the past."