DOMAINE DE DIONYSOS
France, Rhône Valley
The DOMAINE DE DIONYSOS was established by the FARJON family in 1720 in the southern Rhône Valley, where they have been making wine for 8 generations. The family fled Marseilles to escape the black plague and established their own hamlet, called Uchaux les Farjon in the Vaucluse area. In 1974, ROBERT FARJON named the domaine “DIONYSOS” in honor of the Greek god of wine.
Robert’s son, ANDRE FARJON, for the last 30 years has been the man behind the estate. Nowadays, it is Andre’s son, BENJAMIN FARJON, who has started to take over the reins of the business, enthusiastically pushing forward his father’s and grandfather’s vision of their extraordinary terroir.
Domaine de Dionysos benefits from a special collaboration between Andre & Benjamin FARJON and PHILIPPE CAMBIE, who was named 2010 Winemaker of the Year by Robert Parker.
The fundamental principles of winemaking remain true to the respect for the terroir of this 42-acre estate with vines of 30 to 60 years of age, rooted in clayey limestone with galets roulés (round stones).
- Yields are kept low and intervention is minimal.
- 100% hand harvesting occurs at peak maturity and with rigorous selection.
- The Domaine has been certified as an organic producer since 2011 vintage and Benjamin FARJON has adopted biodynamic principles since the 2014 vintage.
The Winemaking Philosophy
“Here at Dionysos, I maintain the traditional winemaking methods of my forefathers,” notes Benjamin FARGON.
“Respect for the earth and soils, and allowing the grapes to express themselves naturally are fundamental principles at the core of my philosophy.”