Domaine Robert Vallette - Wines and Crus of the Beaujolais - Les Grandes Bruyères - 69220 Cercié-en-Beaujolais - France
Notre Régnié 2010 a obtenu la médaille d'argent au Concours des Grands Vins du Beaujolais 2011.
Notre Brouilly 2009 a reçu le deuxième prix au Concours des Brouilly et Côte de Brouilly 2011.
Notre Brouilly 2009 a réçu la médaille d'argent au Concours des Grands Vins du Beaujolais 2010.
Nous vous invitons à venir déguster notre Morgon 2009 - Élevé en fût de chêne.
Vous trouverez notre Domaine à Cercié en Beaujolais près de Lyon. Nous attendons avec impatience votre visite!

History

Quality and tradition since three generations

Discover the history of our Domaine written by Robert Vallette.

timelinep1 1939 1954 1960 1962 1973 1982 1990 - 1999 2001 2009
  • 2009

    Our new website has been created and is online since march 2009 to reinforce our communication with our clients and direct sales operations.

    While following in the footsteps of my grandfather and my father I am continuing the modernization of the vineyard as well as its expansation. Domaine Robert Vallette currently has 11 hectares of vineyard parcels in the Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages, Rosé and the three Crus of the Beaujolais: Brouilly, Morgon and Régnié.

  • 2001

    The first vintages are made with a pneumatic wine press for a more traditional winemaking.

    2001 - 2002

    These two years are characterized by the expansion of storage cellars, fermantation renovation, the creation of a dispatch room and a tasting room.

  • 1990 - 1999

    During the nineties I continued to modernize, as my father and my grandfather did before, methods of operation by investing in more efficient other viticulture and winemaking equipment while being closer to nature.

  • 1982

    I continued the family farm with my first purchase of plots of Morgon Cru vineyards while buying other new parcels of Brouilly.

    At the end of the eighties I moved the direct sales operation, trying to retain customers increasingly interested in the quality of our wines.

  • 1973

    While pursuing the expansion of the vineyard area by new plantations, André Vallette proceeded to renovate the basement and building a better cuvage for winemaking.

    September 1973 remains the year of the first harvest to the automatic horizontal pressed winemaking, replacing the traditional vertical press and wood method. They are also the first harvest carried by stainless steel tanks which are more functional than the traditional wooden buckets.

  • 1962

    For the first time we acquired a tractor to straddle which simplified and fasten our growing methods and operations.

  • 1960

    My father André Vallette continued the family vineyard and with it the expansion of the property by purchasing new plots of Beaujolais Villages on Regnié Durette. (These plots have become Cru Regnie in 1988).

  • 1954

    Winemaking has been done in part for the first time in cement vats. But traditional methods of winemaking in wooden vats remained active in parallel.

    Throughout his life my grandfather worked in his vineyard; expanding the area of new plantations by using carefully selected rootstocks. He made use of the plow pulled by horses to plow and maintain his vineyards.

  • 1939

    My grandfather Auguste Vallette moved as a son of a winemaker to Cercié in the Beaujolais.
    He brought 2.5 hectares of vineyards with the appelation of Beaujolais Villages and Cru Brouilly.