Clos des Cazaux
Archimbaud-Vache family - owners of Clos des Cazaux - is one of the oldest families in Vacqueyras, with roots dating back to 1791. Even the building containing its tasting cellars dates back to this era, although the family has since expanded across the southern Rhone. The property is currently run by brothers Jean-Michel and Frederic Vache.
The Clos des Cazaux vineyards in Vacqueyras are beautiful, well-exposed suntraps, becoming so hot in the summer that the grapes ripen around two weeks earlier than the hilly, cooler Gigondas sites. Regarding its size, the domaine covers 48 hectares, of which 24 hectares are AOC Vacqueyras, 20 are AOC Gigondas and 4 are AOC Cotes du Rhone. Vineyards are maintained entirely by hand, including 100% hand harvesting.