The vineyards

Domaine de Longue Toque on the path to organic certification!

Owned by Maison Gabriel Meffre since the beginning of the 2000s, Domaine de Longue Toque became one of the references of the Gigondas appellation in the space of just a few years. We are proud of the work carried out by our teams to develop our practices and expertise. After working in accordance with the principles of the “Terra Vitis – Agriculture Raisonnée” quality label for more than a decade, the 2020 vintage is set to be the first to be certified “Agriculture Biologique” (Organic Agriculture)!

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about… Syrah!

What qualities does this iconic grape variety offer? We’ve grown Syrah at our vineyards for many decades now, but what are its main characteristics? Just a couple of questions to help explain why this star of the Rhône Valley is an essential component in our red and rosé wines and how it still has a few tricks up its sleeve to delight us!

2018 harvests, from vine stock to wine store!

Last November, we wrote about how last spring was a particularly rainy one and how 2018 concluded in what the industry typically refers to as a ‘winegrowers’ year’. What this means is that the success of the harvest is really in the hands of the winegrowers, who need to be extra vigilant when tending to the vines and swift to respond when action is required. We are delighted to say that all their efforts paid off and last year was a superb millésime both for Maison Gabriel Meffre and all our winery’s winegrowing partners!