Producer Profile

Domaine L'Harmas

"The vineyards in Chateauneuf were certified organic in 2012, and the Cotes du Rhone parcels followed in 2014 and 2015. With plantings that average 50 years old, Patrick and Nathalie manually dry-farm their vines, which are located in the northern terroirs of Chateauneuf du Pape, near Orange and Courthezon The Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Village appellation grapes are vinified traditionally—which is to say the grapes are co-fermented with stems and spend about 20 days in cement before racking into used oak barrels. The wine is bottled unfiltered and the yields are very low for a CdR at 40 hl/ha." - T Edward

Where The Wines Come From


The Rhône Valley, located in southeastern France, is renowned for its natural winemaking practices and exceptional wines. Split into two distinct regions, the Northern and Southern Rhône, the area benefits from a variety of terroirs and microclimates. Natural winemakers in the Rhône Valley prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, eschewing chemical additives and pesticides in favor of sustainable viticulture. They cultivate classic grape varieties such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Viognier with minimal intervention to produce wines that reflect the region's unique terroir and the purity of the fruit. In the Northern Rhône, wines are known for their elegance and complexity, with Syrah offering spicy aromatics and dark fruit flavors. In the Southern Rhône, wines are more robust and fruit-forward, with Grenache providing ripe red fruit flavors and a hint of spice. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, the Rhône Valley remains a cornerstone of the natural wine movement, offering a taste of France's winemaking heritage and commitment to sustainability with every bottle.