Georges Vernay

Georges Vernay

Domain: Georges Vernay

“I liked the wines that came from the slopes, I found those from the plains very average”. These words of Georges Vernay sum up his contribution to Condrieu. Thanks to Georges, the abandoned, steep slopes here were given new life in the 1960s. In fact, this determined man had the genius intuition to cultivate vines on the “chaillées”, or terraces, aptly known as the “chaillées de l’enfer” (terraces from hell)! The history of this domaine goes back to 1938 when Francis Vernay planted his first hectare of Viognier. Georges Vernay joined in 1943 and expanded the domain by buying some parcels. He opened a tasting room that earned him a loyal English customer base. From 1943 to 2010, the domaine went from 1 to 22 hectares. Since his death in 2017, it has been his daughter Christine who has kept the family tradition alive. The vines are worked by hand and all chemical products are banned.

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Georges Vernay: All wines from this producer

Georges Vernay: All wines from this producer

Côte-Rôtie Maison Rouge Georges Vernay
Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay
Condrieu Les Chaillées de l'Enfer Georges Vernay
Côte-Rôtie Blonde du Seigneur Georges Vernay
Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire Georges Vernay
IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Le Pied de Samson Georges Vernay
IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Fleurs de Mai Georges Vernay
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