>> Tuesday, 6 February 2007
Condrieu was an appellation that had almost disappeared a few decades ago. Today it is a very highly regarded "botique" appellation in the northern Rhone Valley making often quite expensive wines from the Viognier grape. Georges Vernay was at the time one of the few growers in the appellation and was one of the people who contributed greatly to making it survive and now prosper.
Paul Ansellem, husband of Christine Vernay, the daughter of Georges, holding in the hand a stone rock soil sample from the soil that is typical for Condrieu. Condrieu, Rhone, France, Europe Domaine Georges Vernay