In the heart of Southern France’s Rhone valley, about ten minutes from Châteauneuf du Pape, between Avignon and Orange, lies Château Gigognan, a vineyard whose winemaking tradition has roots that can be traced back deep into the history of the region. In 1987 Anne and Jacques Callet became the new owners of the Clos du Roi domain. Inspired with a passion for the history of the property, in 1990 they began a complete renovation of the Château in the traditional provençale country-house style, to return it to its former aristocratic glory. In 1996 work began on a new better-equipped cellar. An organically-farmed vineyard: having made the decision to convert their thirty hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape and forty-two hectares of Côtes du Rhône to organic-farming, the vineyard was awarded ECOCERT certification in 2009.