Pierre Gonon

The name Gonon has been a mainstay in the town of Mauves for many, many years prior to the creation of the appellation of Saint Joseph. Pierre Gonon was far sighted in his commitment to white wine and planted Marsanne in 1958, soon after the appellation was born. Today, sons Jean and Pierre, now in full command of the winery, have some impressive older vine plants on the most renowned site for white wine in the appellation, Les Oliviers, thanks to their father. The Gonon brothers work the family’s 9 hectares of vineyards consisting of 7 hectares of Syrah and 2 hectares of Marsanne and Roussanne planted in the Les Oliviers parcel. They uphold the best virtues of the appellation system and draw from all of their historic parcels, each lending a distinct character to craft only a single white and a single red Saint Joseph cuvee.