La Bastide Saint Dominique
La Bastide Saint Dominique estate lies in the heart of Provence, right in the foothills of Chateauneuf du pape, buffeted by the gusts of the Mistral wind and bathed by the bright southern sun. Located at the heart of the Southern Rhône Valley, a stone’s throw away from the village of Châteauneuf du Pape. La Bastide Saint Dominique estate enjoys optimal climate as its wines combine the effects of the unique Mistral breeze with with very hot, dry summers.
Built around a former 16th century chapel, the estate was founded by Marie-Claude and Gérard Bonnet with only a handful of land. With strong commitment and passion, the Bonnet’s have expanded the estate to a total area of 125 acres and produce a variety of « Appellations d’Origine Protégée (AOP) » : Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Cairanne, Châteauneuf du Pape and « Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP) Méditerranée ». Since 1999, their son Eric has been working with them and today performs the entire process from production to vinification using a more innovative approach in terms of technique and marketing.