Domaine Tour Saint Michel is a 4th generation family run estate.
Michel Fabre, the founder of the Domaine, bought our first vineyard and his son Henri Fabre carried on his good work. Helped by his wife Eliane Fabre, he developed and expanded the estate.
Today we have 40 hectares, 34 of which are in Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Since 2007, Mireille has run the vineyards, respecting family tradition, of course, but also bringing in a more modern style.
In 2018, her daughter Magali joined her.
The estate is situated in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the sunniest and warmest area of the appellation, in the south, on the round pebbles terroir. The parcels are located in the areas of Galimardes, Crouscroute, Petites Serres, Grand Coulet…
Recently, some parcels were acquired in another areas, in the north, in Terres Blanches, Brusquières and Fargueirol.
We use six grape varieties of the 13 allowed.
For the red: the opulent Grenache, the elegant Syrah, the warm Mourvèdre.
For the white : the traditional Grenache Blanc, the aromatic Roussane, the bright Clairette.
We cultivate our vineyards following the principles of sustainable agriculture which means that we adapt to what happens in the vineyards.
We intervene on the vines only when it is necessary.
We have taken the decision not to use any chemical herbicides to control weeds.
In 2019, we obtained the HVE certification, by working in this reasonable and rigorous way, respecting nature and our terroir.
Our goal is to harvest healthy grapes, to bring them to an optimal ripeness but also to respect the environment.
The cellar has been modified through the years, always with the objective of the respect of our grapes and our wines. The winemaking and ageing cellars have been designed keeping this in mind.
During the harvest, and the all so important vinification process, the wine will develop its own particular style thanks to the skills of the winemaker who will bring out the best of the terroir and the grape varieties.
La Petite Tour
: In 2019, we concretized a project : the creation of a negociant and winemaker company. This means that we buy grapes to vinegrowers who we trust et that we vinify them here, in the estate. La Petite Tour is born ! For the beginning, two wines are in the range : red Cairanne and red Ventoux. More information will come…