In the foothills of Mont Ventoux,
love of the wine and love of the land
inspired a man to change his life.
Looking for property in the gorgeous region of Ventoux, Luc Guénard came across Château Valcombe and his life instantly changed.
Previously owned by Paul Jeune of Domaine Monertuis Châteauneuf-du-Pape fame, Luc decided to purchase the estate and worked under Jeune’s tutelage during the transition period. Luc and his wife Lieve are proudly independent vignerons with a compulsion to further improve this jewel of an estate.
Their first efforts were in the 2009 vintage, with each subsequent vintage equally spectacular. Certified organic with 50 year old vines, this family’s business is fully committed to the earth, producing wine in full respect to the environment. Covering 36 ha, the specificity of the terroir combined with the special climate in the Ventoux, gives the wines character with a well balance of taste.
‘Epicure’, a heavenly wine of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, is effortlessly elegant both in fragrance and feel, with countless accolades rivalling many Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s of the region. Château Valcombe is the perfect balance of Love... for family, for land and for wine. With that love comes a passion felt with each bottle poured and we are delighted to share this love with you.
What to expect
‘Epicure’, Ventoux, 2016
60% Grenache/25% Carignan/15% Syrah
Purity of fruit, unadulterated by heavy oak. Intense red, black and blue fruit, olive brine, black pepper and savoury herbs.