Located in the middle of the Cotes du Rhone, in the village of Vacqueyras, at the foot of Dentelles de Montmirail, Domaine de La Colline St. Jean has been a family-owned property for several generations. (The Estate began selling wine from their own vineyards in 1976).
Cyril Alazard and his sister Aurélie are taking care of the Domaine.
Varietals Produced: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
They have 25 ha of vineyards in Vin de Pays du Vaucluse, Côtes-du-Rhône, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise. Roland Alazard and his son preserve the character and the traditions of wine producers in their Cotes-du-Rhone wines. The hillside vineyards are heated by the sun giving the resulting wine a generous crimson robe, complex flavors and a delicate roundness on the palate.
Number of hectares in Vacqueyras : 14 ha
Number of parcels : 6 parcels
Average age of the vines : 50 years
Sun exposure : south
Soil (terroir) : Clay/Limestone
Yield : 33 hl/ha with perfect growing conditions. In 2010, the drought caused a lower yield that only reached 28 hl/ha
Vacqueyras AOC represent 1,690 hectares (4,191 acres), of which only 1,300 hectares (3,224 acres) are planted with vines. Total production for the entire Vacqueyras AOC is roughly 42,775 hectoliters (474,089 twelve-bottle-case equivalent).