Since we opened we have carried the wines of Stephane Ogier. I am a great fan of his lighter more elegant style. I regret that we have always struggled to sell the great wines of the Northern Rhone and find it hard to understand. Stephane has taken over full control of the estate from his father Michel who up until 1980 sold his grapes to Guigal and Chapoutier.
“Over the last decade or so, Stephane Ogier has raised the bar in just about every way possible for his estate in Côte Rôtie: purchasing new vineyards, replanting existing sites, working hard to develop an AOC for Seyssuel and building a completely new cellar—all the while continuing to produce a bevy of brilliant wines. Today, the estate is unquestionably in the top handful of domaines in the Rhône Valley.” Robert Parker