Paul Durieu created Domaine Durieu in 1976.
Located in the heart of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, across the street from the old St Theodoric’s Chapel. This historical building has known a few owner, who always conserved his authenticity. Originaly built by Senozan’s Marquise, in 1615, then conceded to, Jean Le Power, an Irish nobleman in wine business; then, become a barrel workshop.
At that time, Paul started with a few parcels in Plan de Dieu and Côtes du Rhône, inherited from his father Henri. As well as some Châteauneuf-du-Pape coplanted vines, some predating World War I, inheritated from his mother, Lucile Avril. This renowned winemaker family was part of the nobel aristocracy of La Treilhe, who contributed in the worldwide fame of the pops’ city.
Then, Paul progressively started developing the Domaine Durieu, planting his own first 5 hectares of Grenache in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Little by little, the vineyards grown over appellations Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Plan de Dieu, Côtes du Rhône and Ventoux, allowing the winery to offer a diversified range of wines.
Since 2004, the brothers Vincent and François, have taken over Paul, bearing in mind the quality aspects and both terroir and environment preservation.
They brought a fresh dynamic to the winery, which now represents 37 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Totally committed into their land, the brother’s priority is to create wines that reflect a balanced patchwork of their terroir, intrinsic grapes’s aromas and freshness.