Dating back to 1920, and three generations ago, Yves Cuilleron’s domaine was founded in the Northern Rhone Valley in the hamlet of Verlieu, part of the town of Chavanay, by Yves Cuilleron’s paternal grandfather Claude. Twenty-seven years later, Claude bottled his first wine for the consumer market, beginning the legacy of Cuilleron’s wines in the Northern Rhone Valley. In 1960, Yves’ uncle, Antoine Cuilleron became estate manager, passing it down to Yves in 1987. After taking over the 3.5 hectare estate in Condrieu and Saint-Joseph, Yves decided to expand, and in 1989 acquired the Domaine’s first holdings in Cote-Rotie. Described by Wine Spectator as “the leader of Condrieu’s new generation of wine makers,” Yves Cuilleron now has holdings in the appellations of Saint-Peray, Cornas, and Crozes-Hermitage as well. Yves is personally involved with each step of production as, “Passion without exigency is not enough.” Thus, from vine to bottling, he brings life and individuality to the domaine’s wines produced from the Northern Rhone varietals of Viognier, Roussane, Marsanne and Syrah.