Family and Tradition
The winemaking tradition of the Brunel family goes back to the 17th century. Gaston Brunel, a famous négociant, acquired the Château de la Gardine in Châteauneuf du Pape in 1945. The estate is now run by his two sons Patrick and Maxime, their wives Eve and Maryse, three of his grandchildren Marie-Odile, Philippe and Laure and two of his great-grandchildren Guillaume and Thibault.
The estate spreads over 52 ha of vineyards (48 ha of red and 4 ha of white) and 20 ha of forests, all gathered around the property. The domaine is famous for the quality of their wines and for the iconic Gardine bottle. Today around 70% of the production is exported in about 30 countries.