J. Vidal-Fleury was founded in 1781 making it the Rhone Valley’s oldest,continuously operating winery, grower and negociant. The Rhone Valley is one of France’s most important wine growing regions covering a long strip of land from Avignon in the south to Vienne in the north. This area produces more appellation wine than any other part of France, except that of the Bordeaux region. This very diverse region is split into two sections. The north which is a semi-continental environment is dominated by the Syrah grape and prestigious appellations which include Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage and St Joseph. The south has a Mediterranean climate and produces mainly blended wines from varieties such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan.
Since the beginning Vidal-Fleury has striven to produce high quality wines which show individuality and the typicity of the different Rhone appellations. Red wines and selected whites are matured in oak casks; a proportion of wines are matured in new oak. This restrained and selective use of oak ensures that the wines are supported and complemented by oak maturation but never dominated. Vidal Fleury prefers to let the terroir do the talking.