Geography

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been run by our family, the Brunier family, for five generations - since 1891 to be precise. The estate’s vineyards, 60 years old on average, are planted on the celebrated Plateau of La Crau, a site renowned for grape-growing in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.



This terroir imparts to our wines a highly distinctive minerality, as if they have been filtered through the thick layer of large pebbles left behind when the Alpine glaciers melted, long before the Rhône Valley formed.

We cultivate and vinify various expressions of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir – Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe (red and white), Télégramme (red), Piedlong (red), Clos la Roquète (white) – but also Les Pallières in Gigondas (rosé and red), as well as Le Pigeoulet (red and white) and Mégaphone (red) in the foothills of Mont Ventoux. We are wild about Grenache, a grape variety that has found a favourite home in our Provençal countryside.