La Gerbelle


Southeast of the city of Chambery, the vineyards of CHIGNIN are an integral part of the Bauges regional park lands, covering over 200 hectares of sun drenched slopes, at an average altitude of 350 meters above sea level.

Exposed south-southeast, and protected from the north wines by the Mont St Michel, the Mont Ronjoux and the St Anthelme hill, dominated by centuries old towers, the vineyard clings to the southern slopes of the “La Savoyard” mountain.

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1906: Purchase of the farm and the land from the monks of the Chartreux. The convent of the Chartreux exists to this day, as does its distillerie, from which is make their famous digestive liqueur.

1957: Claude QUENARD, grandson of the buyer, takes over operations.

1981: End of cereal production so as to specialize in viticulture (5 hectares of vines). Addition of 2 hectares to the farm.
1987: Installation of André, Claude’s oldest son, following his viticulture and enology studies in Beaune (Burgundy).

1990: Arrival of Guy, Claude’s second son, following his wine commerce studies in Montpellier.
1992: Beginning of sustainable weed and pest management.
1993: After several new plantations and acquisitions of vines, the Estate grows to 14 hectares.
1998: Transition to non-chemical treatments and testing of tillage.

2000: First approach towards organic agriculture, eliminating weed killing in some plots, and the official launch of biological conversion.
2003: First wine issued from grapes in organic agriculture with the Chardonnay.
2005: Four wines from grapes in organic agriculture with the Chardonnay, the Gamay Rosé, the Gamay red and the Mondeuse, and two more wines in organic conversion with the Saint Jeoire Prieuré, Chignin, as well as the Estate’sGrape Juice.
2006: Launch of the cellar waste water treatment and recycling station.
2007: The entire Estate is converted to organic agriculture.
2008: Creation of three ranges of labels

- The Etincellant white and Méthode traditionnelle rosé sparkling wines
- The Marie Quenard range
- The addition of three new blends : The Cuvée des Pères, Mont Rouge and the Blanco grape juice.

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Le Villard 73800 CHIGNIN
04 79 28 12 04
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