FRANCE / RHÔNE VALLEY
The Farjon family has deep roots in the Southern Rhône Valley, where they have been making wine for 8 generations. Originally from Marseilles, the family moved to the region to escape the Black Plague, and established their own little hamlet in the 1700s, named UchauxlesFarjon, in the Vaucluse area. In 1974, Robert Farjon named the winery Domaine de Dionysos in honor of the Greek god of wine.
After running the estate for over 40 years, Robert passed the reins to his son André Farjon in the late 1970s, who dedicated his life to it for the next 35 years, until he in turn passed it down the family line to his son Benjamin Farjon in 2011.
In search of a new project, André Farjon created a label under his own name and started sourcing grapes from his favorite Rhône Valley vineyards, with the goal of sharing the best Rhône Valley wines he has discovered over the years.
A lifetime in this region has given him a wealth of knowledge and contacts that he tapped into to seek out the best vineyards in different appellations, and the best consultant winemakers to assist with his project (such as Philippe Cambie, who was named Winemaker of the Decade by Robert Parker in 2010...)
The project continues to grow, with wines already available from Southern Rhône appellations such as Plan de Dieu, Vinsobres, Ventoux, Côtes du Rhône, and Cairanne.
THE WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY
The André Farjon range represents the choice of experience, of a life lived in (and devoted to) the Rhône Valley. Tasting these wines is a passport to discovery from a true insider of this region, and a sure guarantee not only of quality, but of a little something extra—these are wines that remain in memory..