Wine Offer

Tasting Pack

1 Solstice


1 Chateauneuf Du Pape


1 Fournes Indigo Rose


1 Les Galets


1 Mas Jallon


1 Les Gres


1 Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition


1 Gigondas


1 Baumes De Venise


1 La Garelle Merlot


1 La Garelle Reserve


1 Vin De Table





 This exciting winery and 19 hectare vineyard is situated in the Luberon, 35k east of Avignon, near Oppede and Menerbes.  It is owned by an agronomist and managed by another agronomist.

 The wines speak for themselves.

The wines –

2011 Cuvee de Solstice $19.90
A blend of 90% vermentino and 10% ugni blanc. Fermented in French oak barriques and aged on lees.  13% alc/vol.
2012 Merlot-Syrah Vaucluse Rose $14.60
60% Merlot, 40% Syrah. 13%alc/vol
2011 Merlot $14.60
100% Merlot. 13% alc/vol
2007 Reserve $28.50
A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache.  Aged in French oak for 6 months. 14% alc/vol
2008 Reserve $28.50
A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache. Aged in French oak for 6 months. 14% alc/vol
2009 Grande Reserve $35.58
A blend of 70% shiraz and 30% Grenache. Aged in French oak for 12 months. 14% alc/vol


A family owned estate of 45 hectares located in Courthezon in the Southern Rhone Valley near Chateauneuf du Pape, between Avignon and Orange.

Helene Chouvet, the winemaker and oenologist, has run the business since 1997 and represents the seventh generation.

Through family connections Domaine de Fontavin sources grapes from vineyards across the Rhone Valley and produces Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueras, Muscat de Baumes de Venise as well as red, white and rose Cotes du Rhone.

The estate is in the final year of a conversion to organic principles.  The first certified wines were vintage 2011.

The wines –

2010 Chateauneuf du Pape red cuvee tradition $39.50
A blend of grenache (85%) and syrah (15%). Oak matured.90 points Robert Parker. 17 points Jancis Robinson, 90 points Josh Reynolds 14.5% alc/vol.
2010 Chateauneuf du Pape “David & Goliath” $59.50
A blend of Grenache and syrah grapes from old vines. 93 points Robert Parker, 90+Josh Reynolds, 92 points the Rhone Report 14.5% alc/vol. Oak matured
2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc cuvee tradition. $42.75
A blend of Grenache blanc(70%) and Roussane (30%) Oak matured. 14% alc/vol Certified Biological
2011 Gigondas. Red. Cuvee Combe sauvage $33.15
A blend of Grenache, mouvredre, cinsault and red clairette. 15% alc/vol Biological
2010 Cotes du Rhone Rouge. $19.90
A blend of Grenache (80%), syrah, mouvedre and cinsault (20%) 13.5% alc/vol
2012 Cotes du Rhone Rose $19.90
A blend of Grenache (80%) syrah and cinsault (20%) 14% alc/vol Biological
2011 Muscat de Baumes de Venise Blanc. 50cl bottle. $25.87
15% alc/vol Biological
Les Vignes de Jo.  Vin de Table $14.55
A blend of Grenache and carignan 13.5% alc/vol


A small co-operative located in the village of Fournes, between Avignon and Uzes.

Unusually, the members of the co-operative have dedicated themselves to quality rather than quantity.

Many of the source vineyards for Fournes are in the Cotes du Rhone appellation and one wine (Mas Gallon) is biological (no herbicides).

We think that the Fournes range offers outstanding value for money.

The wines –

2012 Indigo Rose Cotes du Rhone $13.90
A blend of Cinsault (30%) Grenache (40%) and syrah (30%) 13% alc/vol
2011 Les Galets Roule Cotes du Rhone $14.97
Made predominantly from Carignan grapes from old vines. 14.5% alc/vol
2011 Mas de Jallon (biological) Cotes du Rhone $14.97
A blend of Syrah and Grenache 14.5% alc/vol
2010 Les Gres Cotes du Rhone Villages $14.97
A blend of Shiraz(60%) and Grenache (40%) 15% alc/vol
2011 St Pierre Cotes du Rhone Villages $19.95
A blend of syrah (50%) Grenache (20%) and Mouvedre (30%) 18 months in big oak. 15% alc/vol


One thought on “Wine Offer

  1. annelie

    Hello John
    I refound your blog after all. very nice, beatiful photos
    only one thing in the text presenting the wines, part Fournès it is marked “Mas GALLON ” instead of Mas de Jallon…
    take care


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