Chateau la Genestière

Elisabeth and Christian Latouche
Chemin du Cravailleux 31126 Tavel
Tel. +33 466 500 703
Direct sale: E-shop


The domain was created in 1930 and was acquired by Jean-Claude Garcin in 1994. At that time the domain covered 40 hectares in Tavel and Lirac. Since then a cooperation with the Layonie family resulted in accumulation of some more vineyards from Domaine Saint-Anthelme (20 ha of Cotes du Rhone), Les Ramières (25 ha of Lirac, Cotes du Rhone and VDP) and Longval (10 ha of Lirac, Tavel, Cotes du Rhone and VDP). This led to a company called Domains Garcin – Layouni. 

In 2014 domain including the vineyards belonging to the Layonie family were bought by Elisabeth and Christian Latouche, who also owns Domaine de La Vallongue (since 2008) and Domaine des Terres Blanches (since 2012) situated in Eygalières and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, both domains producing AOP Les Baux de Provence.

Latouche has also bought some vineyards from Domaine du Chateau de l'Hers in Chateauneuf du Pape former owned by Marcel Georges.

Rhone wines according to shop at Domaine de la Vallogue

Chateauneuf du Pape
2018: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Terret noir, Muscardin, Counoise, Vaccarèse

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2016: 20% Picpoul Blanc, 17% Grenache Blanc, 16% Roussanne, 16% Bourboulenc, 16% Clairette and 15% Picardin. 
50% vinified and aged in demi-muids.

Lirac Cuvée Chateau
2020: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre.

Lirac Blanc Cuvée Chateau
2021: Grenache Blanc, Clairette.

Lirac Terre de Soie
2019: Grenache, Syrah.

Lirac Blanc Terre de Soie
2020: Grenache Blanc, Clairette. Aged in demi-muids

The surroundings at Domaine la Genestière are subtle, and as it Therefore some photos taken during a visit some years ago.
You can't visit the domain today.

Christian Latouche (born 1940). Photo: Forbes

Tavel Rosé Canto Perdrix
2020: Grenache, Syrah, Piquepoul, Clairette, Carignan.

Tavel Rosé Cuvée Chateau
2021: Grenache, Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone
2020: Grenache, Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2021: Grenache Blanc, Clairette.


Note: The Restaurant near the domaine dosn't have the same owner as the Chateau. It's probably mostly used for bigger parties - salle de mariage

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Updated 07-05-2022