The adventure all began with Yann’s parents. They decided to settle in the area, on a four-hectare site, at the beginning of the 70’s; one hectare of vineyards, and the rest, fruit orchards. They continued to extend the estate while maintaining the dual crop system, so common at the time. Their first harvests were sold to local merchants, and from 1973 onwards, they began to make their own wine before joining the Tain Cooperative Winery until 1978. The following year, Nicole and Bernard Chave created their own private winery. In 1996 Yann was 36 years old. With a postgraduate diploma in Auditing and Management control, and free of military service obligations, he decided to work ln the wine-growing part of the estate. With tender attachment to his vineyard, he restructure the vines and began to work on the soil After being victim of poisoning by insecticide he was using to treat the vines, be began seeking alternative solutions, engaging with organic agriculture at the dawn on the year 2000. The Estate was certified in 2007. Today, located at the heart of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, the estate extends to 20 hectares, with 1.2 hectares on the mythical Hermitage hillside.
Here are a list of their wines: